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  • Arnold, Ralph; J. L. Darnell and others
    MANUAL FOR THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY UNDER THE REVENUE ACT OF 1918.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1920. Hardcover first edition - Issued to assist the taxpayer in the oil and gas industry in preparing their federal tax returns. The three parts discuss the laws and regulations, issues around depreciation and how to estimate underground oil reserves. Includes many fold-out charts. xix, 190 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in tan cloth - corners slightly bumped, a bit of light soiling to the covers, but overall tight and sturdy.

    Book ID: 83910
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  • Ishiguro, Kazuo.
    AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by this author who was born in Japan, but grew up in England. Winner of the Whitbread prize and short listed for the Booker (an award which his later "Remains of the Day" won.) In 2008, Ishiguro was included on The Times list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-399-131191.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. A tight clean and straight copy but small bump to lower edge front board, upper corner slightly bumped.

    Book ID: 83900
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  • Jackson, Shirley.
    WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE.

    Edition: 5th printing (same year as the first.)

    New York: The Viking Press, (1962.) dj. Hardcover - Jackson's final novel - "A strange, terrible, and beautiful tale. From the first page, a mystery hangs over the three people living in the big old house on the hill. Shunned by the villagers, they live their private life behind closed doors. As their story quietly and deftly unfolds, the reader is led into a situation both startling and macabre." 214 pp. Red topstain. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Very good in cranberry boards with cream cloth spine with cranberry lettering in a very good dust jacket (previous owner's name, price-clipped, some minor edgewear to dj and boards) Uncommon early printing with a dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83897
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  • Hunton, Addie Waite.
    WILLIAM ALPHAEUS HUNTON: A Pioneer Prophet of Young Men.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Association Press, 1938. dj. Hardcover first edition - Scarce second book by this writer who is best known for her World War I account 'Two Colored Women with the American Expeditionary Forces.' A biography of her husband, who died in 1916, but who had attained the highest position in the YMCA held by an African American at that time. Hunton herself remained active in the YWCA and in the fight for racial equality. Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Colored Work Department of the National Council of the YMCA, and also the 50th anniversary of Hunton establishing a branch for colored men and boys in Norfolk, Virginia in 1888. Includes a foreword by John R. Mott. 176 pages.

    Condition: Very good+ in blue cloth (toning to the paper, as usual for this title) in a good only but very uncommon dustjacket, with some overall edgewear and rubbing, closed tear and approx 1 inch chip on the upper edge of the back cover.)

    Book ID: 83896
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  • Anderson, Barrie (pseudonym of Edith Janice "E. J." Craine)
    THE BLUE-PIRATE MYSTERY FLYER, #2 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    Cleveland: World Syndicate Publishing Co., (1930). Hardcover first edition - The second book featuring Roberta Langwell, Girl Sky Pilot "a new series of books about girl aviators and their marvelous accomplishments in the air. Roberta Langwell is a heroine of modern times. She wins a plane by means of her remarkable air feats, and keeps the reader tense with excitement from cover to cover. The series concentrates on the efforts of the girls and women who, like their male counterparts, have obtained wonderful results in the air." The series was later renamed The Airplane Girls. 248 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in green cloth with pasted on illustration on front cover (gift inscription on front endpaper, some wear to the edges of the boards, and a 1 inch tear to the side of the spine)

    Book ID: 83894
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  • Ha Jin.
    THE CRAZED.

    Edition: First printing.

    Madison, WI: Pantheon, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel by this award-winning author (his previous novel, "Waiting," won both the National Book Award and the Pen/Faulkner award.) Set in contemporary China, this explores "conflicts between convention and individualism, integrity and pragmatism, loyalty and betrayal. Professor Yang, a respected teacher of literature at a provincial university, has had a stroke, and his student Jian Wan - who is also engaged to Yang's daughter - has been assigned to care for him. What at first seems a simple if burdensome duty becomes treacherous when the professor begins to rave: pleading with invisible tormentors, denouncing his family, his colleagues, and a system in which a scholar is 'just…

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    Madison, WI: Pantheon, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel by this award-winning author (his previous novel, "Waiting," won both the National Book Award and the Pen/Faulkner award.) Set in contemporary China, this explores "conflicts between convention and individualism, integrity and pragmatism, loyalty and betrayal. Professor Yang, a respected teacher of literature at a provincial university, has had a stroke, and his student Jian Wan - who is also engaged to Yang's daughter - has been assigned to care for him. What at first seems a simple if burdensome duty becomes treacherous when the professor begins to rave: pleading with invisible tormentors, denouncing his family, his colleagues, and a system in which a scholar is 'just a piece of meat on a cutting board'. SIGNED on the title page. 323 pp. ISBN: 0-375421815.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83893
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  • Yolen, Jane.
    TALES OF WONDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Schocken, (1987). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first collection of fantasy tales - 30 stories based on ancient myth, medieval romance, fairy tales, and modern science fiction - compiled expressly for adults. It includes an introduction by Yolen and several new stories written for this volume. INSCRIBED on the title page. "For -- Enjoy the magic!" and dated in 2005. xii, 270 pp. ISBN: 0-805238433.

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

    Book ID: 83891
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  • Lawton, John.
    BLACK OUT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1995). Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a thriller which combines espionage with a murder investigation. Set in 1944 London, when the Luftwaffe is making its final desperate assaults on the city, this introduces Detective Sergeant Frederick Troy. A charred dismembered corpse has been found by some children in an East End bomb site. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-67085767X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83889
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  • Feigl, Herbert and Grover Maxwell, editors.
    SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION, SPACE, AND TIME: Minnesota Studies in the Phliosophy of Science, Volume III.

    Edition: First edition.

    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, (1962). Hardcover first edition - A book in which the focus has moved to the philosophy behind the physical sciences. Includes essays by Hilary Putnam (The Analytical and the Synthetic), Carl G. Hempel, Michael Scriven (Explanations, Predictions and Laws), Wilfrid Sellars (Time and the World Order), P. K. Feyerabend, May Brodbeck, William W. Rozeboom, Adolf Grunbaum and Grover Maxwell (The Onotological Status of Theoretical Entities & The Necessary and the Contingent.) Name and subject index. xv, 628 pp.

    Condition: Very good in gray cloth (corners slightly bumped, light toning to pages)

    Book ID: 83882
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Hill, Reginald.
    GOOD MORNING, MIDNIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Harper Collins, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The twentieth crime thriller featuring Dalziel and Pascoe novel, set in Mid-Yorkshire. "
    Like father like son . . . Pal Maciver's suicide in a locked room exactly mirrors that of his father ten years earlier."" In each case, Pal's stepmother, the beautiful enigmatic Kay Kafka, is suspected. SIGNED on the title page. 407 pp. ISBN: 0-00712340X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Blue promotional wraparound band still present.

    Book ID: 83879
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  • Hill, Reginald.
    ON BEULAH HEIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins Crime / Harper Collins, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixteenth novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series, one with it roots when Dalziel was a young detective - "With modernity raising its ugly head in Yorkshire, the grand idea of the Water Board was to flood a local valley to make a reservoir. Of course they had to bulldoze the homes of Dendale, the farming town inconveniently situated in that valley, first, and relocate the families. That was when the children began to disappear. Andy Dalziel was a young detective in those days, and he took the case hard. Three little girls were missing in all. . . Twelve years later, with one of…

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    London: Collins Crime / Harper Collins, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixteenth novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series, one with it roots when Dalziel was a young detective - "With modernity raising its ugly head in Yorkshire, the grand idea of the Water Board was to flood a local valley to make a reservoir. Of course they had to bulldoze the homes of Dendale, the farming town inconveniently situated in that valley, first, and relocate the families. That was when the children began to disappear. Andy Dalziel was a young detective in those days, and he took the case hard. Three little girls were missing in all. . . Twelve years later, with one of the driest summers on record, the ruins of Dendale have begun to reappear in the reservoir. And the child-snatching has started again. Dalziel, older, wiser, and more caustic, is determined to get his man this time." SIGNED on the title page. 440 pp. ISBN: 0-002325268.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (some toning to the pages, as is common in UK editions) .

    Book ID: 83878
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  • S. G. (Selina Gaye, 1840-1914)
    A LITTLE COCKNEY.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1903. Hardcover first edition - The story of a little girl, a privileged city child, who goes to spend several months with her grandmother in a country cottage. Gaye, a rather prolific author, is best known for her books on nature, and much of this book is an account of the "little Cockney" learning about the wonders around her. Illustrated with a full color frontispiece and half title page. The title page only indicates S. G. as the author, but Selina Gaye appears in full on the spine. 187 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good overall in dark green boards with illustrations on the front cover and spine, lettering in gilt (offsetting to endpapers, a bit of very light scattered foxing, some wear to the corners and edges of the boards. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 83875
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  • [Kinglake, Alexander William, 1809 - 1891]
    EOTHEN.

    Edition: New Edition.

    London: Harrison. 1864. Hardcover - An account by this British writer, historian and later member of Parliament, in which he describes his travel to the Holy Land through the Balkans. Includes chapters on Turkey, the Smyrna, Cyprus, Greece, the Black Sea, Lady Hester Stanhope, the plague in Cairo, the pyramids, the desert, Suez, Damascus and more, as well as the preface to the first edition. Both the first edition and this "new edition" were published anonymously. Engraved frontispiece, with a tissue guard, 319 pp.

    Condition: Overall good condition in the dark original green binding with gilt image on the cover surrounded by embossed lines, gilt title on spine (upper front corner bumped, name and date on title page, the first two leaves are slightly separated at lower edge)

    Book ID: 83872
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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. 2021 winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy but with a publisher's binding flaw to upper edge of the spine and front cover). An uncommon advance issue of an important novel.

    Book ID: 83868
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  • Hansen, Joseph
    FADEOUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1970) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Hansen's first mystery, set in California, introducing gay claims investigator Dave Brandstetter, who is investigating an accident where a car went over a bridge on a narrow ranch track, but the body has disappeared. The first novel published by Hansen under his own name. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. 187 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (slight spine slant, name on half title page, short closed tears and overall edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 83864
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  • FEAST OF STEPHEN. by Aubert, Rosemary.
    Aubert, Rosemary.
    FEAST OF STEPHEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bridgehampton, NY: Bridge Works Publishing, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in the uncommon and award-winning Ellis Portal series featuring a disgraced judge, the son of Italian immigrants, who is now homeless and living in a makeshift shelter in a river valley that is a wilderness preserve running through the center of Toronto. In this, his friend Queenie tells him of a person who apparently froze to death. SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. 321 pp. ISBN: 1-882593278.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83863
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  • WRITERS AND LOVERS. by King, Lily.
    King, Lily.
    WRITERS AND LOVERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2020). SIGNED first edition - Fifth novel by this award winning author - the story of a young woman's struggle to become a writer and find independence - but that bare summary does not begin to capture the humor, intelligence and warmth of this book. SIGNED on the title page. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83862
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  • DIVINA TRACE. by Antoni, Robert.
    Antoni, Robert.
    DIVINA TRACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, 1992 winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel, set in the "fictional world" of "Corpus Christi", an invented island (based on Trinidad). The central narrator, Johnny Domingo, relays the story of the mysterious Magdalena and her frog child, as he hears it from seven different narrators, each speaking their own distinctly Caribbean dialect. Antoni has won many other awards for his work - among them the 1999 Aga Khan Prize for Fiction by The Paris Review for "My Grandmother's Tale of How Crab-o Lost His Head" and a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2010 for his work on the historical novel "As Flies…

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    Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, 1992 winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel, set in the "fictional world" of "Corpus Christi", an invented island (based on Trinidad). The central narrator, Johnny Domingo, relays the story of the mysterious Magdalena and her frog child, as he hears it from seven different narrators, each speaking their own distinctly Caribbean dialect. Antoni has won many other awards for his work - among them the 1999 Aga Khan Prize for Fiction by The Paris Review for "My Grandmother's Tale of How Crab-o Lost His Head" and a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2010 for his work on the historical novel "As Flies to Whatless Boys." SIGNED on the title page. Mirror bound in. 427 pp. ISBN: 0-879514450.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (some light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 83846
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  • PAGANS IN OUR MIDST. by Lopez, Andre.
    Lopez, Andre.
    PAGANS IN OUR MIDST.

    Edition: First edition.

    Mohawk Nation via Rooseveltown, NY: Akwesasne Notes, n.d. (ca 1975). First edition - A book which reveals the consistent racism and use of stereotypes in newspaper accounts, cartoon and advertisements - in this case, in the six newspapers published in the towns close to the lands of the Six Nations in Upstate New York. As the prologue comments, "This book covers the years 1885-1910, a crucial transition period for the Indians of the United States. The wars for the Indians' lands has come to an end and the red man is now trying to adjust to a new way of life on his 'inviolate' reservation. And now a more subtle war to rob the Indian of his cultural identity…

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    Mohawk Nation via Rooseveltown, NY: Akwesasne Notes, n.d. (ca 1975). First edition - A book which reveals the consistent racism and use of stereotypes in newspaper accounts, cartoon and advertisements - in this case, in the six newspapers published in the towns close to the lands of the Six Nations in Upstate New York. As the prologue comments, "This book covers the years 1885-1910, a crucial transition period for the Indians of the United States. The wars for the Indians' lands has come to an end and the red man is now trying to adjust to a new way of life on his 'inviolate' reservation. And now a more subtle war to rob the Indian of his cultural identity is about to begin. Through examining newspaper, magazine and official reports dealing with the Iroquois Indians of New York State, one can glean a microcosm picture of the White endeavor to destroy Indian culture throughout the United States." In addition to a very brief history of the Six Nations and of Indian/white conflict in general, the book is divided into sections: The Indians are getting very thievish and unruly; They heed not the law; Like other cannibals, and It is necessary to exert complete control. Illustrated throughout with drawings, cartoons from newspapers and magazines - juxtaposed against the quiet dignity of the people shown in photographs from family albums. Slightly oversized oblong format. xviii, 153 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (corners slightly bumped and curling) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 83845
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  • Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE STARS OF SABRA.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1932. Hardcover first edition - Novel for older girls set on the coast of New Jersey and involving an unsolved mystery from Revolutionary days. Even Seaman's books which had many printings have become very hard to find in recent years, and this title - issued in the midst of the Depression - had a first printing of only 5,000 copies (many of which went to libraries), making it one of her most uncommon novels. Since it is also one of her best-realized and most satisfying books with a great ending, the fact that it is so hard to find is doubly disappointing. Illustrated by Manning De V. Lee with a…

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    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1932. Hardcover first edition - Novel for older girls set on the coast of New Jersey and involving an unsolved mystery from Revolutionary days. Even Seaman's books which had many printings have become very hard to find in recent years, and this title - issued in the midst of the Depression - had a first printing of only 5,000 copies (many of which went to libraries), making it one of her most uncommon novels. Since it is also one of her best-realized and most satisfying books with a great ending, the fact that it is so hard to find is doubly disappointing. Illustrated by Manning De V. Lee with a 3 color frontispiece, green and white illustrated endpapers, and a portion of a 1765 map. 273 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in red cloth with black lettering, clean and tight overall, tidemarks in the lower margin of a few pages, but in better condition than usually found.

    Book ID: 83881
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  • A SMALL TOWN IN GERMANY. by Le Carre, John,
    Le Carre, John,
    A SMALL TOWN IN GERMANY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Heinemann, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - His fifth novel. As with most of his books, this is much more than just another 'spy thriller;' like the protagonist in this book, Le Carre served in the British Embassy in Bonn and this book has a gritty realism and a thoughtfulness unusual in the genre. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-434109304.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 83821
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  • THE DOLLY, DOLLY SPY. by Diment, Adam.
    Diment, Adam.
    THE DOLLY, DOLLY SPY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a cult classic now, which burst on the scene in the late 60s with a record high advance (for the time) when Diment was just 23, and with extravagant praise - this introduced Philip McAlpine, a less uptight Bond, a morally ambiguous spy who was no stranger to drugs and who embraced the permissive society. Ian Fleming had died a couple of years earlier, the Bond movies were big hits, LeCarre had begun publishing his Smiley novels and the book trade was eager to capitalize on the spy market - and this book delivered. An early review said it had "modernity, sex appeal, enormous speed, cheekiness,…

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    New York: Dutton, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a cult classic now, which burst on the scene in the late 60s with a record high advance (for the time) when Diment was just 23, and with extravagant praise - this introduced Philip McAlpine, a less uptight Bond, a morally ambiguous spy who was no stranger to drugs and who embraced the permissive society. Ian Fleming had died a couple of years earlier, the Bond movies were big hits, LeCarre had begun publishing his Smiley novels and the book trade was eager to capitalize on the spy market - and this book delivered. An early review said it had "modernity, sex appeal, enormous speed, cheekiness, high-tension, some four-lettered words and great originality." Diment himself was part of the appeal - the back cover of the dust jacket features a photograph of him, smiling broadly beneath his blond mop-top, grooving down the Kings Road flanked by two miniskirted women. 187 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83817
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  • SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, An Illustrated Magazine For The People, May to October 1871, Volume II, Numbers 1-6. by Holland, J. G., editor.
    Holland, J. G., editor.
    SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, An Illustrated Magazine For The People, May to October 1871, Volume II, Numbers 1-6.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Scribner, 1871. Hardcover first edition - Six issues bound in one large volume. Articles, fiction, poetry and more, all illustrated with engravings. Many of the articles are both substantive and lengthy - the first issue opens with an account of the wonders of Yellowstone, while the October issue leads of with an article on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii. Among other topics is one titled "What are they doing at Vassar?" with the answer that they were seriously educating women (In 1871 Vassar was only 10 years old), two articles on Chinese labor, a serial by Mrs Oliphant, travels to Japan and Canada, another article on a trip to Yellowstone and much…

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    New York: Scribner, 1871. Hardcover first edition - Six issues bound in one large volume. Articles, fiction, poetry and more, all illustrated with engravings. Many of the articles are both substantive and lengthy - the first issue opens with an account of the wonders of Yellowstone, while the October issue leads of with an article on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii. Among other topics is one titled "What are they doing at Vassar?" with the answer that they were seriously educating women (In 1871 Vassar was only 10 years old), two articles on Chinese labor, a serial by Mrs Oliphant, travels to Japan and Canada, another article on a trip to Yellowstone and much more. The contributors include Edward Eggleston, Susan Coolidge, George MacDonald, Frank Norton, R.H. Stoddard, William Wells and many others. Frontispiece of George MacDonald, unified table of contents. 372 pp.

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    Condition: Very good overall in publisher's embossed dark green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (some fraying to the ends of the spine and short tear at the upper end, bumping and wear to the corners). Bookplate and pocket showing this as a copy from a motion picture company's research department.

    Book ID: 83812
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  • TRIBAL STUDIES IN NORTHERN NIGERIA: Volume I. by Meek, C. K.
    Meek, C. K.
    TRIBAL STUDIES IN NORTHERN NIGERIA: Volume I.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1931. dj. Hardcover first edition - Volume One only - but each tribal section is complete in itself. As noted in the preface, they are the result of five years of collecting reports on fifty non-Muslim tribes in northern Nigeria. Includes significant information on traveling in the area, on the different languages, and the customs of the various tribes. This volume includes studies of The Bachama and Mbula, Bura and Pabir Tribes, the Bata speaking peoples, the Kilba and Margi of Adamawa, the Chamba, the Verre, the Mambila and others. Vocabulary at the end of each chapter. Illustrated with 60 photographic plates, folding map tipped in at rear. x, 582 pp.

    Condition: Very good in brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a a rather poor example of the uncommon dust jacket (dj is missing almost half of the spine)

    Book ID: 83798
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  • SPIDER MOON. by Shirley, John.
    Shirley, John.
    SPIDER MOON.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Baltimore: Cemetery Dance Publications, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A gritty crime novel, set in San Francisco. One of 1500 unnumbered copies in the deluxe edition, SIGNED on a special tipped in page by the author. "Things go very wrong all at once for narrator Slim Purdoux, an editor at a San Francisco publishing house just bought by an international conglomerate. During a meeting in which he's told he's being transferred to New York, he gets a call alerting him that his teenage son has just died of tainted illegal drugs. After visiting the hospital, Slim returns to work and walks into a bloodbath caused by a gun-toting, alienated employee; when the cops arrive, they mistake Slim…

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    Baltimore: Cemetery Dance Publications, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A gritty crime novel, set in San Francisco. One of 1500 unnumbered copies in the deluxe edition, SIGNED on a special tipped in page by the author. "Things go very wrong all at once for narrator Slim Purdoux, an editor at a San Francisco publishing house just bought by an international conglomerate. During a meeting in which he's told he's being transferred to New York, he gets a call alerting him that his teenage son has just died of tainted illegal drugs. After visiting the hospital, Slim returns to work and walks into a bloodbath caused by a gun-toting, alienated employee; when the cops arrive, they mistake Slim for the killer, and he flees, determined to exact revenge on whoever sold his son the drugs.. . The novel vibrates with energy, but its Shirley's ability to present without condemnation the wild hopes and shattered dreams, the raw essence of each of his characters that marks this as a novel thats not only grittily exciting but wise as well." (Publisher's Weekly) 170 pp. ISBN: 1-587670542.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (dust jacket folded slightly off-center)

    Book ID: 83793
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  • CARNIVAL OF SOULS. by Marr, Melissa.
    Marr, Melissa.
    CARNIVAL OF SOULS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2012). SIGNED first edition - Young adult fantasy novel SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in the year of publication. "Murder and pleasure are for sale, favors are traded, and impossibilities are procured, but fighting to the death is the only way to live." 306 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. Uncommon in the original title.

    Book ID: 83789
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  • NEBULA AWARD STORIES THREE (3) by Zelazny, Roger, editor.
    Zelazny, Roger, editor.
    NEBULA AWARD STORIES THREE (3)

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes stories by J. G. Ballard, Harlan Ellison, Gary Wright, Samuel R. Delany, Fritz Leiber, Michael Moorcock and Anne McCaffrey. Introduction by Zelazny and list of Nebula winners. xi, 272 pp. Dust jacket by Donald and Ann Crews.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Uncommon in the hardcover first edition, and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 83784
    Keywords: Anthology
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  • THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND SAUCERS. by Girvin, Calvin C.
    Girvin, Calvin C.
    THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND SAUCERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    El Monte CA: Understanding Publishing Co., (1958) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which describes "an unique and beautiful relationship between space beings and an earth mortal" starting from the author's first experience in the Philippines during World War II, an experience he was barely able to believe in, and how he was contacted by space beings in his dreams. SIGNED on the front endpaper with "sincerely." Very uncommon in hardcover and especially so signed, and now that UFOs are once again in the news, perhaps even more relevant than when it was first published. 168 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 83777
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  • PASSING. by Larsen, Nella.
    Larsen, Nella.
    PASSING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. Hardcover first edition - Her second (and final) novel, a story about crossing the color line by one of the most important writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Hard to find in any of the original Knopf printings, and especially so in the first edition. Basis of the highly praised recent film directed by Rebecca Hall. Bound in black cloth with red lines bordering the front cover and silver lettering. 216 pages.

    Condition: Fair condition only with significant rubbing to the covers and some fraying to the spine, corners bumped and worn, although the binding is still sturdy and tight. On the front endpaper is the name and address of Anna E. Tanneyhill, a noted activist in the Urban League who was responsible for several significant initiatives as well as, in her retirement, a community leader in preserving Mashpee's history. The address is of St John's Church in Springfield, Massachusetts where Tanneyhill worked for two years after graduating from Simmons College in 1928. St John's Church was originally founded in 1848 as the Free Church, one of the oldest and most active Black churches in New England. In addition, this copy bears the embossed seal of Gertrude T. Cuthbert, who was, among other things, the Chair of Massachusetts Board of Pardons, and a fellow resident with Tanneyhill of Mashpee in his later years. The printed epigraph in this book is a quote from Countee Cullen, but under her address, Tanneyhill has suggested a different epigraph with lines from another poem by Cullen (The Shroud of Color) - "How being dark, and living through the pain / Of it, is courage more than angels have."

    Book ID: 68096
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  • EASY STEPS IN SEWING FOR BIG AND LITTLE GIRLS. / THE MARY FRANCIS FIRST AID BOOK / EASY STEPS IN COOKING. by [Saleman's sample] Fryer, Jane Eayre.
    [Saleman's sample] Fryer, Jane Eayre.
    EASY STEPS IN SEWING FOR BIG AND LITTLE GIRLS. / THE MARY FRANCIS FIRST AID BOOK / EASY STEPS IN COOKING.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Oakland, California: The Smithson Company, (1913, 1916 and 1912). Hardcover first edition - A salesman's sample for three books, bound together with the original covers with pasted on illustrations for each book bound in. The first book - "Easy Steps in Sewing" - includes many folded patterns for doll clothing and laid in is a large folded sewing pattern. All books are illustrated by Jane Allen Boyer with full-color and black and white drawings with touches of color. "Easy Steps in Cooking" also includes full page illustrations by Margaret G. Hayes. Printed on heavy stock throughout and includes many tipped-in slips on pink paper with comments to "sell" the books. Included is a page noting that these books are…

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    Oakland, California: The Smithson Company, (1913, 1916 and 1912). Hardcover first edition - A salesman's sample for three books, bound together with the original covers with pasted on illustrations for each book bound in. The first book - "Easy Steps in Sewing" - includes many folded patterns for doll clothing and laid in is a large folded sewing pattern. All books are illustrated by Jane Allen Boyer with full-color and black and white drawings with touches of color. "Easy Steps in Cooking" also includes full page illustrations by Margaret G. Hayes. Printed on heavy stock throughout and includes many tipped-in slips on pink paper with comments to "sell" the books. Included is a page noting that these books are sold through authorized agents, only, not in stores, with a page for listing the orders. Uncommon to find 3 sample books bound together and especially uncommon in such bright and lovely condition. A very appealing look at children's book publishing more than 100 years ago.

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    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 83756
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  • Glazner, Greg
    FROM THE IRON CHAIR: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1992) dj. SIGNED LETTER - hardcover first edition - Author's first regularly published book of poems, selected by Charles Wright as the winner of the 1991 Walt Whitman award. Laid in is a hand-written, signed letter to collector Larry Owens, in which Glazner briefly talks about some of his other works. 84 pp,. ISBN: 0-393030989.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (discolored spot on front endpaper, award sticker on front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 83749
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  • STARBOARD WINE: more notes on the language of science fiction. by Delany, Samuel R.
    Delany, Samuel R.
    STARBOARD WINE: more notes on the language of science fiction.

    Edition: First printing.

    Pleasantville, NY: Dragon, (1984). SIGNED hardcover first edition - As Delany notes, this book contains a baker's dozen of disparate pieces - pieces in which he explores the implications of his assertion that science fiction is not about the future. Rather, it uses the future as a means of talking about the present and its potentiality. Includes analyses of works by Joanna Russ, Robert Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, and Thomas M. Disch, and more. SIGNED by Delany on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. Notes, 244 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with very few markings, overall near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 83734
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  • LORD OF THE DEAD. by Howard, Robert E. (1906 - 1936)
    Howard, Robert E. (1906 - 1936)
    LORD OF THE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - Contains three stories by the author best known for Conan the Barbarian. These stories feature Steve Harrison, Howard's hard-boiled private detective as he confronts Erlik Khan, a villain influenced by Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu. Includes the first hardcover publication of two stories - "The Lord of the Dead" and "Names in the Black Book" - and the first publication of "The Mystery of Tannerhoe Lodge," a story completed by Fred Blosser. Introduction by Robert E. Briney. Illustrated with one double page spread, nine full page drawings and many small vignettes and decorations by Duncan Eagleson. 186 pp plus a final drawing. ISBN: 0-937986356.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (a bit of edgewear, hint of sunning to spine of dj).

    Book ID: 83726
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  • AMERICAN DREAMERS. by Parker, T. Jefferson; C. J. Box, Introduction; Brian M. Wiprud, afterword; and Phil Parks, illustrations.
    Parker, T. Jefferson; C. J. Box, Introduction; Brian M. Wiprud, afterword; and Phil Parks, illustrations.
    AMERICAN DREAMERS.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Clarkson, MI and Mission Viejo, CA; A.S.A.P. Publishing, (2013). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Number 85 of 150 limited edition copies of the first edition. A short story about a Diego bookstore owner whose business is failing. In desperation he takes a job from a distant relative that involves driving an 18-wheeler delivering shrimp to New Jersey. Frozen shrimp one way and lobster back - and millions of dollars worth of cocaine. As the body count grows, Griswold's luck holds. Includes an introduction by C. J. Box and an afterword by mystery writer Brian M. Wiprud. Illustrations by Phil Parks. SIGNED by all FOUR contributors on the limitation page. The three authors are all fisherman and in addition to…

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    Clarkson, MI and Mission Viejo, CA; A.S.A.P. Publishing, (2013). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Number 85 of 150 limited edition copies of the first edition. A short story about a Diego bookstore owner whose business is failing. In desperation he takes a job from a distant relative that involves driving an 18-wheeler delivering shrimp to New Jersey. Frozen shrimp one way and lobster back - and millions of dollars worth of cocaine. As the body count grows, Griswold's luck holds. Includes an introduction by C. J. Box and an afterword by mystery writer Brian M. Wiprud. Illustrations by Phil Parks. SIGNED by all FOUR contributors on the limitation page. The three authors are all fisherman and in addition to the illustrations by Parks, there are tipped-in color photos which show them with various catches. Total edition limited to 150 copies with 26 Collectors copies and 10 PC copies. 32 pp. ISBN: 978-1892011572.

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    Condition: Fine in tan simulated leather boards with an illustration pasted on the front cover

    Book ID: 83722
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  • AMERICAN DREAMERS. by Parker, T. Jefferson; C. J. Box, Introduction; Brian M. Wiprud, afterword; and Phil Parks, illustrations.
    Parker, T. Jefferson; C. J. Box, Introduction; Brian M. Wiprud, afterword; and Phil Parks, illustrations.
    AMERICAN DREAMERS.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Clarkson, MI and Mission Viejo, CA; A.S.A.P. Publishing, (2013). SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of 26 lettered, Limited Collectors copies of the first edition. This is letter A of 26 such copies bound in tan simulated leather boards with an illustration pasted on the front cover and housed in a wood-grained acryclic slip case. paper covering. A short story about a Diego bookstore owner whose business is failing. In desperation he takes a job from a distant relative that involves driving an 18-wheeler delivering shrimp to New Jersey. Frozen shrimp one way and lobster back - and millions of dollars worth of cocaine. As the body count grows, Griswold's luck holds. Includes an introduction by C. J. Box…

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    Clarkson, MI and Mission Viejo, CA; A.S.A.P. Publishing, (2013). SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of 26 lettered, Limited Collectors copies of the first edition. This is letter A of 26 such copies bound in tan simulated leather boards with an illustration pasted on the front cover and housed in a wood-grained acryclic slip case. paper covering. A short story about a Diego bookstore owner whose business is failing. In desperation he takes a job from a distant relative that involves driving an 18-wheeler delivering shrimp to New Jersey. Frozen shrimp one way and lobster back - and millions of dollars worth of cocaine. As the body count grows, Griswold's luck holds. Includes an introduction by C. J. Box and an afterword by mystery writer Brian M. Wiprud. Illustrations by Phil Parks. SIGNED by all FOUR contributors on the limitation page. The three authors are all fisherman and in addition to the illustrations by Parks, there are tipped-in color photos which show them with various catches. Total edition limited to 150 copies with 26 Collectors copies and 10 PC copies. 32 pp. ISBN: 978-1892011589.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine slipcase..

    Book ID: 83721
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  • THE LITTLE BOOK. by Edwards, Selden.
    Edwards, Selden.
    THE LITTLE BOOK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dutton, (2008). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, one he began as a young English teacher in 1974, and continued to layer and refine the manuscript until its completion in 2007. "The exiled scion of a prominent Boston banking family, forty-seven-year-old Wheeler Burden is living in 1988 San Francisco until he is mysteriously transported to fin de sicle Vienna, a city that he finds strangely familiar, where he finds a mentor in Sigmund Freud, falls in love with a young American woman, and gains insight into the war-hero father he never knew." SIGNED on the title page. With a reported first printing of 100,000 copies, this ARC is much more uncommon. 398 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps in a fine slipcase.

    Book ID: 83715
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  • TO WINDWARD OF THE LAND: The Occult World of Alexander Charles. by [Charles, Alexander, 1901-1974] Beck, Jane C.
    [Charles, Alexander, 1901-1974] Beck, Jane C.
    TO WINDWARD OF THE LAND: The Occult World of Alexander Charles.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, (1979). Hardcover first edition - The oral autobiography of a West Indian fisherman, who spent most of his life on Santo Domingo and on the Windward and Leeward Islands - one who "dared to go to the windward of the land, where the wind and seas are rough, the fishing is thought to be the best, and the challenge is the greatest to the fisherman in his small boat." In addition to being a fisherman, he was a sometimes smuggler, and most importantly a practitioner of black magic and bush medicine, in which he offers knowledge of magic and healing - not just as isolated cures but as integral part of his culture. in…

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    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, (1979). Hardcover first edition - The oral autobiography of a West Indian fisherman, who spent most of his life on Santo Domingo and on the Windward and Leeward Islands - one who "dared to go to the windward of the land, where the wind and seas are rough, the fishing is thought to be the best, and the challenge is the greatest to the fisherman in his small boat." In addition to being a fisherman, he was a sometimes smuggler, and most importantly a practitioner of black magic and bush medicine, in which he offers knowledge of magic and healing - not just as isolated cures but as integral part of his culture. in addition to the autobiography itself, this includes an extensive section of conversations with the author and her introduction and conclusions. Foreword by Roger D. Abrahams. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and photographs. List of botanical terms, bibliography, notes. l, 309 pp. ISBN: 0-253160650.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83710
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  • MONEY MEN and ONE-SHOT DEAL: Two Novels. by Petievich, Gerald.
    Petievich, Gerald.
    MONEY MEN and ONE-SHOT DEAL: Two Novels.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1981). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, two linked adventures set mainly in Los Angeles and featuring cases of Treasury Agent Charles Carr. Money Men was the basis for the 1993 film Boiling Point starring Wesley Snipes and Dennis Hopper. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in 1981. 295 pp. ISBN: 0-151698929.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83676
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  • OBLOMOV. by Goncharov, Ivan.
    Goncharov, Ivan.
    OBLOMOV.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1929. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by Goncharov, originally published in Russian in 1859, a satire on Russia's nineteenth-century landed gentry - Oblomov's distinguishing characteristic is his slothful attitude towards life. He raises this trait to an art fom, and in the first 50 pages, he does not even manage to leave his bed. This is the first translation of the complete work by Natalie A. Duddington (there was a 1915 translation by C, J. Hogarth, also published by Macmillan). 525 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a dark green cloth with paper label on spine in near fine dustjacket. (some edgewear, price of $3.00 stamped on front flap of dust jacket)

    Book ID: 83671
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  • THE SEVEN WHO WERE HANGED: A Story. by Andreyev, Leonid.
    Andreyev, Leonid.
    THE SEVEN WHO WERE HANGED: A Story.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Co., (1909) dj. Hardcover first edition - A work which reflects Andreyev's own interest during the time of the first Russian revolution in democratic ideals. This novel follows the fates of seven people who have received death sentences, especially those of five failed assassins, but also an Estonian farm hand who murdered his employer, and a violent thief. As each of these condemned people await their executions by hanging they deal with their fate in their own way. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Authorized translation from the Russian by Herman Bernstein, A title in Ogilivie's "popular copyright line" with a price of $1.00 on the spine of the dust jacket and an eight…

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    New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Co., (1909) dj. Hardcover first edition - A work which reflects Andreyev's own interest during the time of the first Russian revolution in democratic ideals. This novel follows the fates of seven people who have received death sentences, especially those of five failed assassins, but also an Estonian farm hand who murdered his employer, and a violent thief. As each of these condemned people await their executions by hanging they deal with their fate in their own way. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Authorized translation from the Russian by Herman Bernstein, A title in Ogilivie's "popular copyright line" with a price of $1.00 on the spine of the dust jacket and an eight page folded brochure advertising these popular books (including this title) laid in. 190 pp. plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

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    Condition: Fine in dark red cloth with a pasted on illustration on the front cover, gilt lettering, in a very near fine dust jacket. While the Ogilivie edition is not uncommon, it is rare to find a copy in this condition, with a dust jacket and the brochure.

    Book ID: 83670
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  • THE CRUSHED FLOWER and Other Stories. by Andreyev, Leonid.
    Andreyev, Leonid.
    THE CRUSHED FLOWER and Other Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1916. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of five short stories and three novellas. Although the title story depicts the mind of a child with tenderness and pathos, other stories in this collection are much darker. Kunitz and Haycraft commented "In his work, if he resembles any other author, it is Poe - but a Poe who has crossed the border of fantasy into the realm of absolute blackness." However, during this period America was avid for anything relating to Edgar Allan Poe and, as Poe's Russian equivalent, translations of Andreyev's work found a ready audience in the English-speaking world. Translated from the Russian by Herman Bernstein, 361 pp.

    Condition: Near fine (name inside front cover) in a very good dust jacket (tape reinforcement to interior of dj, some chipping at head of dj spine, but scarce in dj) No price on dj flap, but on the list on the back the price is shown as 1.50)

    Book ID: 83669
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  • THE WITCH'S BOY. by Gruber, Michael.
    Gruber, Michael.
    THE WITCH'S BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperTempest ( Harper Collins), (2005). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first fantasy novel for young adults. "From the hypnotic mask on the cover to its perfect fairy-tale ending, this astonishing fantasy compels readers onward. . . The story begins when a witch finds a baby so ugly that the note with it reads, "the devil's child for the devil's wife." The witch has no business with a child, but she fancies it, so she gets a bear to be its nanny and a hideous djinni to tutor it. Gruber cleverly weaves elements from familiar fairy tales into a saga that moves across forest, earth, and sea. But even more astute is his portrayal of the…

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    New York: HarperTempest ( Harper Collins), (2005). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first fantasy novel for young adults. "From the hypnotic mask on the cover to its perfect fairy-tale ending, this astonishing fantasy compels readers onward. . . The story begins when a witch finds a baby so ugly that the note with it reads, "the devil's child for the devil's wife." The witch has no business with a child, but she fancies it, so she gets a bear to be its nanny and a hideous djinni to tutor it. Gruber cleverly weaves elements from familiar fairy tales into a saga that moves across forest, earth, and sea. But even more astute is his portrayal of the characters, especially Lump and his mother, who, locked in their own selfishness, must fight through disappointment, hatred, and anger to find forgiving love. This can be read at several levels, but those who plumb the deepest will reap the greatest reward." (Booklist) SIGNED on the title page. 377 pp. ISBN: 0-060761644.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket with striking wraparound art (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 83651
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  • THE TERMINAL MAN. by Crichton, Michael.
    Crichton, Michael.
    THE TERMINAL MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - Another thriller on the cutting edge of medical technology - Crichton's 4th book, 3rd novel (2nd under his own name.) The true first edition of this book with a price of 6.95 on the flap ('false firsts' are common). Basis for the film of the same name. Annotated bibliography. Illustrated endpapers. Bound in greige boards with a mustard cloth spine, top edge tinted yellow. 247 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-394-447689.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a bit of toning to the white background of the dj, crease on rear flap of dj).

    Book ID: 83650
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  • Baker, John F.
    DEATH MINUS ZERO.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel featuring detective Sam Turner, a twice-married, former alcoholic and Dylan fan, and his unlikely sidekicks. When killer Norman (who had been told the only way out of Dartmoor for him is a coffin) gets the opportunity to escape when a bunch of politicos bomb the transport he is on, taking out the cab and the escort vehicle with the police, he takes off for York - looking for two women from his past. SIGNED on the title page. 235 pp. ISBN: 0-575063815.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83645
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  • THE CHINESE GIRL. by Baker, John F.
    Baker, John F.
    THE CHINESE GIRL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Originally written as a stand-alone novel, following four novels in the Sam Turner detective series, this is the story of Stone, recently released from prison after serving 11 years for murder, burdened with tattoos on his face from a prison attack which make him look scary. He is trying to remain grounded - and determined to avenge himself on the criminal who was responsible for his prison term. Then one night he discovers a battered and unconscious girl in the doorway of his basement flat, and everything begins to change. Ginny - the "Chinese girl" is actually Vietnamese, adopted by an English couple and now living in Los…

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    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Originally written as a stand-alone novel, following four novels in the Sam Turner detective series, this is the story of Stone, recently released from prison after serving 11 years for murder, burdened with tattoos on his face from a prison attack which make him look scary. He is trying to remain grounded - and determined to avenge himself on the criminal who was responsible for his prison term. Then one night he discovers a battered and unconscious girl in the doorway of his basement flat, and everything begins to change. Ginny - the "Chinese girl" is actually Vietnamese, adopted by an English couple and now living in Los Angeles. She has returned to Hull in search of her best friend, after Juliet's letters abruptly stopped and she went missing. This has been described as very different from his earlier books but "equally brilliant" - a novel with its share of violence but an underlying sweetness and belief in humanity. In a 2007 interview Baker described this as the most difficult of his novels to write, since it was originally conceived epistolary novel - some of the letters still survived into the final form. SIGNED on the title page. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-575070153.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83643
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  • MYSTERY OF THE SEVEN MURALS. by Johnson, Enid & Margaret.
    Johnson, Enid & Margaret.
    MYSTERY OF THE SEVEN MURALS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1940). Hardcover first edition - An uncommon young adult novel, set at a junior college for women where three students - 2 on scholarships, and one from a ranch in the West - are selected to work with an artist in creating a set of seven murals for the new art building on campus. Includes interesting details on the creation of frescoes and also a good coming-of-age story as these young women learn how to stand up for what is right. 269 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: B003VCCF2U.

    Condition: Very good in grey cloth, no dust jacket - a bit of wear to the corners and ends of the spine, a few spots of foxing to the margins of the pages, front hinge starting, but overall sturdy and attractive,

    Book ID: 83639
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  • DOROTHY HUGHES MYSTERY READER: The So Blue Marble and The Fallen Sparrow. by Hughes, Dorothy B. (1904 -1993)
    Hughes, Dorothy B. (1904 -1993)
    DOROTHY HUGHES MYSTERY READER: The So Blue Marble and The Fallen Sparrow.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: World Publishing Co., (1944) dj. Hardcover first edition - An omnibus edition with two complete novels, including her first mystery - The So Blue Marble - a classic suspense novel set in New York City and a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone selection, and The Fallen Sparrow, the story of Kit McKittrick and how he avenged the death of his friend. This novel was made into a film in 1943 starring John Garfield. Each is paginated separately - 240 and 307 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth in a fair only dust jacket with several tears along the folds, overall edgewear. .

    Book ID: 83633
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  • THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW. by Hoffman, Alice.
    Hoffman, Alice.
    THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW.

    Edition: First thus - a signed edition.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "In 1941, during humanity's darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive. . . In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but its his daughter, Ettie, who creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked." SIGNED by the author on a tipped in page…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "In 1941, during humanity's darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive. . . In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but its his daughter, Ettie, who creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked." SIGNED by the author on a tipped in page which states, "This signed edition . . has been specially bound by the publisher." A Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition and includes a bonus essay by Hoffman on golems. 382 pp plus a 1 p publisher ad. ISBN: 978-1982141998.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners very slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 83621
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  • TO THE CREDIT OF THE SEA. by Mott, Lawrence (Jordan Lawrence Mott IV,1881-1931)
    Mott, Lawrence (Jordan Lawrence Mott IV,1881-1931)
    TO THE CREDIT OF THE SEA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1907. Hardcover first edition - A collection of eight dramatic interconnected stories which reveal the hard, adventurous life of fishermen on the Labrador coast. Mott's own life included many years at sea and in the outdoors. In 1912, he sailed to China as purser on a freighter with a light opera singer disguised a cabin boy (many years later they were eventually able to be married), and in his later years he established a fishing camp on the North Umqua River in Oregon - where a section of the trail is named in his memory. Illustrated with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and five internal glossy plates. 296 pp. ISBN: B08MQ6D9FL.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated dark green cloth with gilt lettering - a tight , straight and sturdy copy, with a rather inconspicuous embossed stamp of the previous owner.

    Book ID: 83620
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  • HOW THE MANX CAT LOST ITS TAIL. by Stevens, Janet.
    Stevens, Janet.
    HOW THE MANX CAT LOST ITS TAIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A charming retelling by this Caldecott honor award artist of one explanation of how the Manx cat lost its tail - as the rain is increasing and flooding is threatening Noah and his family do not want to take off in the ark until the wayward Manx cat arrives - he comes at the last moment, and his tail gets caught in the door. The great illustrations enhance the story. INSCRIBED by the author/illustrator with a small drawing and dated in the year of publication, on the page opposite the first page of the story. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-152367659.

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

    Book ID: 83618
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  • THE SEARCH FOR THE GLOWING HAND: A Judy Bolton Mystery, #37. by Sutton, Margaret.
    Sutton, Margaret.
    THE SEARCH FOR THE GLOWING HAND: A Judy Bolton Mystery, #37.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1961). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Very uncommon later title in this series - lists to itself at the front of the book, to #34 on the back cover. The Judy Bolton series was my favorite series as a young girl: I liked them for the realism: Judy starts out as a high school girl, has some of the usual problems all kids encounter including misunderstandings among friends, etc, is a little older and more mature in each book - in fact, she gets married, and eventually she and her husband even adopt a child. Although I didn't know any of the history of the series at the time I was reading them, the…

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    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1961). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Very uncommon later title in this series - lists to itself at the front of the book, to #34 on the back cover. The Judy Bolton series was my favorite series as a young girl: I liked them for the realism: Judy starts out as a high school girl, has some of the usual problems all kids encounter including misunderstandings among friends, etc, is a little older and more mature in each book - in fact, she gets married, and eventually she and her husband even adopt a child. Although I didn't know any of the history of the series at the time I was reading them, the "mysteries" are mostly based on actual events in Sutton's home town and often are amazingly relevant even today (in this story, the bombing of a mosque triggers the later events), and unlike most of the other series books published by Grosset and Dunlap, this was not part of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Because of the opposition of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, this series did not have the extensive reprinting that the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys had, and the last few titles in this series are extremely hard to find. SIGNED by Sutton on the title page and dated in 1998! Frontispiece plus internal illustrations, "haunted house" scenic endpapers. 172 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated boards, pale lime green spine (a tight, straight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 83616
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  • THE FOGHORN: Stories. by Atherton, Gertrude (1857-1948)
    Atherton, Gertrude (1857-1948)
    THE FOGHORN: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1934. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of four supernatural tales, consisting of two novellas and two short stories, set in California and Europe, including - in addition to the classic title story - the often-anthologized "The Striding." Two long and two short stories, the setting shifting from California to Europe. In first of the novellas - 'The Eternal Now' - a man relives his past existence in an earlier century at the height of a party he is giving in the here and now and in 'The Sacrificial Altar' a writer of crime fiction cannot prove his only crime and kills himself. 198 pp.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with red lettering in a rather poor example of the uncommon dust jacket - the book has a couple of previous owner stamps; the dust jacket has several short tears with associated creasing on the front cover and the loss of about 1 inch at the top of the spine, but the original price of 1.75 is still present.

    Book ID: 83582
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  • SISTER. by Ansay, A. Manette
    Ansay, A. Manette
    SISTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel (third book) by this award-winning writer, the story of a woman's search for memory and meaning .. . one which spins hard-won triumph out of tragedy, testifying to the indelibility of the human spirit. "Abigail Schiller, is living a seemingly normal childhood in a small Catholic community in Wisconsin. But that life is shattered when her younger brother Sam, unable to live up to his father's rigid ideas of masculinity, mysteriously vanishes at the age of seventeen. . . . Now thirty years old and expecting her first child, Abby . . embarks on an emotional journey that retraces her brother's descent into a…

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    New York: William H. Morrow, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel (third book) by this award-winning writer, the story of a woman's search for memory and meaning .. . one which spins hard-won triumph out of tragedy, testifying to the indelibility of the human spirit. "Abigail Schiller, is living a seemingly normal childhood in a small Catholic community in Wisconsin. But that life is shattered when her younger brother Sam, unable to live up to his father's rigid ideas of masculinity, mysteriously vanishes at the age of seventeen. . . . Now thirty years old and expecting her first child, Abby . . embarks on an emotional journey that retraces her brother's descent into a world of drug abuse, a journey that contradicts everything she once believed about her family and herself." SIGNED on the title page. 228 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 0-688144497.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83576
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  • IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: Collected Poems, 1965-90. by Bidart, Frank.
    Bidart, Frank.
    IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: Collected Poems, 1965-90.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1990). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes the four eariy books of this award-winning poet (Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and Bollingen among others) - Golden State in 1973, The Book of the Body in 1977, The Sacrifice in 1983 and the First Hour of the Night in 1990 - as well as a selection of new poems. The earlier books contained his notable dramatic monologues 'Ellen West' and 'Herbert White.' Also includes a 1983 interview with Mark Halliday. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. Notes. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-374176604.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83573
    Keywords: gay and lesbian, Poetry
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  • BURNING MOON: A Wil Hardesty Novel. by Barre, Richard (Dennis Lehane, S, J, Rozan, G. M. Ford and Don Winslow, signed)
    Barre, Richard (Dennis Lehane, S, J, Rozan, G. M. Ford and Don Winslow, signed)
    BURNING MOON: A Wil Hardesty Novel.

    Edition: First printing - a signed limited edition.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller by this award-winning novelist featuring Southern California surfer-turned-private eye, Wil Hardesty, who is hired by a Vietnamese refugee and fisherman, Vinh Tien who is sure that the disappearance at sea of his son, Jimmy wasn't accidental. One reviewer noted that "Burning Moon ignites slowly, as its underappreciated author outlines the cultural dynamics that are essential to this tale and reintroduces Hardesty. However, Barre's vivid but economical prose and strong character development eventually make this shine." #10 of only 200 copies numbered and SIGNED on the limitation page by Richard Barre, Dennis Lehane, S, J, Rozan, G. M. Ford and Don Winslow (all of whom contributed blurbs to this title) . 348 pp plus limitation page. ISBN: 1-592660118.

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

    Book ID: 83572
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  • BURNING MOON: A Wil Hardesty Novel. by Barre, Richard (Dennis Lehane, S, J, Rozan, G. M. Ford and Don Winslow, signed)
    Barre, Richard (Dennis Lehane, S, J, Rozan, G. M. Ford and Don Winslow, signed)
    BURNING MOON: A Wil Hardesty Novel.

    Edition: First printing - a signed limited edition.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller by this award-winning novelist featuring Southern California surfer-turned-private eye, Wil Hardesty, who is hired by a Vietnamese refugee and fisherman, Vinh Tien who is sure that the disappearance at sea of his son, Jimmy wasn't accidental. One reviewer noted that "Burning Moon ignites slowly, as its underappreciated author outlines the cultural dynamics that are essential to this tale and reintroduces Hardesty. However, Barre's vivid but economical prose and strong character development eventually make this shine." #25 of only 200 copies numbered and SIGNED on the limitation page by Richard Barre, Dennis Lehane, S, J, Rozan, G. M. Ford and Don Winslow (all of whom contributed blurbs to this title) . 348 pp plus limitation page. ISBN: 1-592660118.

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

    Book ID: 83571
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  • THE LOST SYMBOL. by Brown, Dan.
    Brown, Dan.
    THE LOST SYMBOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2009). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A follow-up to the best selling "The Da Vinci Code" and once again featuring Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who has been summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. This is a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths . . . Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C. As one reviewer commented " Is 'The Lost Symbol' as good as 'The Da Vinci Code'? Simply put, yes." SIGNED on the title page. 509 pp. ISBN: 978-0385504225.

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

    Book ID: 83569
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  • ALIBI FOR A CORPSE. by Lemarchand, Elizabeth.
    Lemarchand, Elizabeth.
    ALIBI FOR A CORPSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1969. Hardcover first edition - Her third novel featuring Scotland Yard detectives Pollard (now a Detective-Superintendent) and Toye, a book which combines humor, skillful plotting and a thorough knowledge of police procedure. When a pair of inquisitive children on holiday discover a skeleton hidden in the boot of an abandoned car, their first problem is to determine the identity of the dead man. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-246639644.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 83567
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  • DOWN-ADOWN-DERRY: A Book of Fairy Poems. by De La Mare, Walter; Dorothy Lathrop, illustrator.
    De La Mare, Walter; Dorothy Lathrop, illustrator.
    DOWN-ADOWN-DERRY: A Book of Fairy Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Constable & Co., Ltd. (1922). Hardcover first edition - A significant collection of poems for children (but a book which appeals to all ages) on fairies, witches and witchcraft and the world of dreams, beautifully illustrated by Dorothy Lathrop with a color frontispiece, 2 internal color plates plus a many striking black-and-white drawings, most full-page plates. viii, 193 pp. A tall and slightly oversized book.

    Condition: Very good in the original navy blue boards with gilt title and illustration on front cover and gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt. Corners bumped, and some minor wear to ends of spine and edges of boards.

    Book ID: 83563
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  • BORN ON SNOWSHOES. by Shore, Evelyn Berglund.
    Shore, Evelyn Berglund.
    BORN ON SNOWSHOES.

    Edition: Revised edition, 2nd printing.

    Meadow Vista, CA: Heritage Press, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Autobiography of one of three sisters who, with their mother and the help of an old trapper, made their living running traplines in the remote Arctic wilderness, 200 miles beyond Fort Yukon. SIGNED by the author on the half title page. Illustrated with photographs and drawings by Courtney Allen. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-963651188.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83555
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  • A WOMAN RUN MAD. by L'Heureux, John.
    L'Heureux, John.
    A WOMAN RUN MAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which is part thriller, part social comedy, part psychological suspense novel. Quinn is a struggling writer, now fired from his college teaching post, who becomes obsessed with Brahmin Sarah Slade, whom he spots shoplifting in Bonwit's and follows home to Louisburg Square. A decade earlier, Sarah had murdered and castrated her lover, and had been found mad. The other "woman run mad" is Quinn's tightly controlled wife, Claire, a successful professor, who is determined to win him back. INSCRIBED on the half title page to the late noted Oklahoma collector Larry Owens. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-67081752x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83551
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  • BARRY HANNAH: Postmodern Romantic. by [Hannah, Barry 1942-2010] Weston, Ruth D.
    [Hannah, Barry 1942-2010] Weston, Ruth D.
    BARRY HANNAH: Postmodern Romantic.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thematic tour of the complete works - eleven books of fiction at the time this was written - by this important contemporary southern writer and literary maverick. SIGNED on the title page by Weston. A title in the Southern Literary Studies series. Bibliography, index. xii, 147 pp. ISBN: 0-807122904.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83545
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  • Le Guin, Ursula K. (1929 - 2018)
    A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA.

    Edition: First edition, second or third printings per Currey.

    Berkeley, CA: Parnassus Press (1966). Hardcover first edition - A very early novel by Le Guin, a coming of age story which is both a fantasy classic and a classic of young adult literature, illustrated with maps and drawings by Ruth Robbins. A later printing per Currey without the smudge on the title page and with a printed illustration on the front cove, plain rear cover. However, although Currey specifically states no linen hinges for these printings, this copy does have the white linen hinges used in the library binding on the first printing. 205 pp,

    Condition: Near fine in light turquoise cloth (a bit of fraying to the front edges of the boards near the corners, but overall tight and clean) .

    Book ID: 83543
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  • DREAM OF FAIR TO MIDDLING WOMEN. by Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989); edited by Eoin O'Brien and Edith Fournier.
    Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989); edited by Eoin O'Brien and Edith Fournier.
    DREAM OF FAIR TO MIDDLING WOMEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dublin: The Black Cat Press, (1992). Hardcover first edition - The first publication of Beckett's first novel, written in Paris in 1932, and unpublished for 60 years (it was originally rejected by several publishers, and would never have been able to get past the Irish Censorship Board.) Introduction by Eoin O'Brien in which he discusses the history of this works, his conversations with Beckett about it, etc. xvii, 241 pp. ISBN: 0-948050098.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83538
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  • MERLIN: A Poem. by Robinson, Edward Arlington (1869-1935)
    Robinson, Edward Arlington (1869-1935)
    MERLIN: A Poem.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1917. Hardcover first edition - An early work by Robinson (who later went on to win the Pulitzer Prize three times), a long dramatic narrative poem set in the declining days of Camelot, a poem written as the first World War raged, and the first of three poems by Robinson which used the Arthurian legend. 168 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's ads for other works by Robinson.

    Condition: Very good in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine), some dulling to the spine, binding slightly cracked before the title page, but still quite scarce in the first edition.

    Book ID: 83525
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  • DEATH IS A FORM OF IGNORANCE: Mixed Media. by Baraka, Amiri (Imanu).
    Baraka, Amiri (Imanu).
    DEATH IS A FORM OF IGNORANCE: Mixed Media.

    Edition: First printing.

    Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery Graphics, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of pages from 3 of his notebooks, in which Baraka merges the printed word with graphic design, covering a period of over 30 years, from the 1950s when he was in Greenwich Village with Frank O'Hara and Larry Rivers. Published in conjunction with an exhibit being held at the University of Charleston. Although the introduction mentions 450 copies, the editor, William Plumley stated that the actual edition was 250, of which approximately half were signed on the title page. This is one of the SIGNED copies. (Baraka has also corrected the misprint in his name on the title page) Baraka defies classification - a beat poet, a…

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    Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery Graphics, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of pages from 3 of his notebooks, in which Baraka merges the printed word with graphic design, covering a period of over 30 years, from the 1950s when he was in Greenwich Village with Frank O'Hara and Larry Rivers. Published in conjunction with an exhibit being held at the University of Charleston. Although the introduction mentions 450 copies, the editor, William Plumley stated that the actual edition was 250, of which approximately half were signed on the title page. This is one of the SIGNED copies. (Baraka has also corrected the misprint in his name on the title page) Baraka defies classification - a beat poet, a playright, an artist, a member of the New York school - but perhaps most proudly a black activist. 34 pages, large format (approximately 8x11), inside sheets matte finish, fine paper, printed in black and white, brief introduction, biographical information and back cover by Plumley. A full color image of the black and white one on the cover is tipped inside the front cover.

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    Condition: Near fine in stapled, glossy illustrated wrappers (upper corner slightly bent)

    Book ID: 83514
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  • SEEN IN THE HADHRAMAUT. by Stark, Freya.
    Stark, Freya.
    SEEN IN THE HADHRAMAUT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1939. Hardcover first edition - An early work by this pioneering travel writer - In 1934, Freya Stark travelled down the Red Sea to Aden, hoping to trace the frankincense route of the Hadhramaut (mostly now in Yemen), the hinterland of Southern Arabia and an area very few Western explorers had visited. She published her account of the region in three books, The Southern Gates of Arabia: A Journey in the Hadhramaut (1936), Seen In The Hadhramaut (1938) and A Winter in Arabia (1940). This, the second book, is primarily a pictorial record of that journey with only a brief introductory text and illustrated with 130 plates from Stark's photographs. Includes a map of the Hadhramaut by Hawes on green paper. xxiii, 199 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library in fair only condition with the usual markings, and with a cloth-taped spine, labels typed on white paper. Despite the flaws to the binding, the contents are overall very good.

    Book ID: 83510
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  • THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY. by Rex, Adam.
    Rex, Adam.
    THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Hyperion, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An "imaginative, wacky, hilarious sci-fi story" written and illustrated by Rex, his first book about Smek. The NY Times commented that, while it was written for children, adults will appreciate it as a satire about the conquering of foreign cultures. SIGNED on the dedication page with a small drawing. (Jennifer Lopez is one of the dedicatees and J.Lo is the name of a renegade Boov mechanic in this tale) 423 pp plus an epilogue and a final drawing. ISBN: 978-0786849000.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83506
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  • THE DIRECTIVE. by Quirk, Matthew.
    Quirk, Matthew.
    THE DIRECTIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second thriller, a plot by two brothers from a DC crime family - one trying to leave his family behind, the other causght up in it - to discover a secret decision of the Federal Reserve Bank, a decision that will affect billions of dollars. SIGNED on the title page. 326 pp. ISBN: 978-0316198646.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 83487
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  • AN EMBER IN THE ASHES. by Tahir, Sabaa.
    Tahir, Sabaa.
    AN EMBER IN THE ASHES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Razorbill / Penguin, (2015). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel and the first book in the Embers Quartet, an epic fantasy saga for young adults, but inspired by brutal events taking place today. The story is told by two people - Elias, one of the elite, trained from a young age to become a skilled assassin, and Laia, one of the oppressed, forced into the role of spy and saboteur in order to save her brother, her only remaining family member. SIGNED by the author on the final pages of the pre-publication information bound in, with a small drawing incorporated into her signature. 443 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (toning to edges of textblock, crease to final leaf) An uncommon advance issue, especially signed.

    Book ID: 83485
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  • THE ENTROPY EXHIBITION: Michael Moorcock and the British "New Wave" in Science Fiction. by Greenland, Colin; Michael Moorcock, signed.
    Greenland, Colin; Michael Moorcock, signed.
    THE ENTROPY EXHIBITION: Michael Moorcock and the British "New Wave" in Science Fiction.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first critical assessment of the literary movement known as "New Wave" science fiction. Michael Moorcock edited and produced the magazine New Worlds from 1964 to 1973. and in it, he encouraged the development of new kinds of popular writing - the essential paradox of the writing lay in its fascination with the concept of "entropy" - the universal and irreversible decline of energy into disorder. The New Worlds writers were not concerned with the far future and outer space, but with the ambiguous and unstable conditions of the modern world. As Ballard put it, "the only truly alien planet is earth." This study gives detailed attention…

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    London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first critical assessment of the literary movement known as "New Wave" science fiction. Michael Moorcock edited and produced the magazine New Worlds from 1964 to 1973. and in it, he encouraged the development of new kinds of popular writing - the essential paradox of the writing lay in its fascination with the concept of "entropy" - the universal and irreversible decline of energy into disorder. The New Worlds writers were not concerned with the far future and outer space, but with the ambiguous and unstable conditions of the modern world. As Ballard put it, "the only truly alien planet is earth." This study gives detailed attention to of the three main contributors to the New Worlds magazine - Michael Moorcock, Brian Aldiss and J.G. Ballard. SIGNED on the title page by Moorcock and uncommon thus. Notes, bibliography, index. xii, 244 pp. ISBN: 0-710093101.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83483
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  • GUESTS OF THE AYATOLLAH: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam. by Bowden, Mark.
    Bowden, Mark.
    GUESTS OF THE AYATOLLAH: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2006). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A definitive chronicle of the Iran hostage crisis, America's first battle with militant Islam. "On November 4, 1979, a group of radical Islamist students, inspired by the revolutionary Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini, stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran. They took fifty-two Americans hostage, and kept nearly all of them hostage for 444 days" - a crisis which changed the world. Illustrated with photographs and maps. SIGNED on the title page. Appendix, source notes, index. 680 pp. ISBN: 978-0871139252.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83482
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  • THE DREAM WORLD OF DION McGREGOR. by [Gorey, Edward] McGregor, Dion (1922 - 1994)
    [Gorey, Edward] McGregor, Dion (1922 - 1994)
    THE DREAM WORLD OF DION McGREGOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bernard Geis Associates / Random House (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - An uncommon Edward Gorey illustrated book, one which transcribes the sleep-talking of an aspiring songwriter, who was couch-surfing in New York when his roommate recorded these dreams. More than 70 "unearthly, bizarre and often hilarious tapes" -from a balloon ride through a fleet of storks to a giant's piano and a classroom of nude artists - are included, illustrated throughout with pen and ink drawings, many full page, by Gorey ("etched in living dolour"). Both the recording of these dreams (where Gorey did the album cover) and this book were a flop when first published. Apparently 10,000 copies were printed, but only 6 or 7…

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    New York: Bernard Geis Associates / Random House (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - An uncommon Edward Gorey illustrated book, one which transcribes the sleep-talking of an aspiring songwriter, who was couch-surfing in New York when his roommate recorded these dreams. More than 70 "unearthly, bizarre and often hilarious tapes" -from a balloon ride through a fleet of storks to a giant's piano and a classroom of nude artists - are included, illustrated throughout with pen and ink drawings, many full page, by Gorey ("etched in living dolour"). Both the recording of these dreams (where Gorey did the album cover) and this book were a flop when first published. Apparently 10,000 copies were printed, but only 6 or 7 thousand sold. However after the death of McGregor, more recordings were released and an experimental documentary film was made in 2017. Prefaced by a word from the dreamer and an introduction by Dr Valentine Wolf Zetlin. Bound in yellow paper-covered boards with a Gorey illustration on front, salmon cloth spine with black lettering and an illustration of a lizard. x, 213 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (small chips to the ends of the dj spine, some rubbing and light toning to dj, original price of $3.95 on dj flap) - despite the flaws, this is an attractive copy, clean and tight - in much better condition than usually found.

    Book ID: 83479
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  • THE OBITUARY WRITER. by Hood, Ann.
    Hood, Ann.
    THE OBITUARY WRITER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Part literary mystery, part love story, this is a novel about the lives of two women in two different eras and the surprising connection between them - Claire in 1960 when Kennedy is president and Vivien in 1919 who is still searching for her lover who disappeared in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. SIGNED on the title page. 292 pp. ISBN: 978-0393081428.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83471
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  • BOOK OF THE DEAD. by Skipp, John and Craig Spector, editors; Joe R. Lansdale, signed
    Skipp, John and Craig Spector, editors; Joe R. Lansdale, signed
    BOOK OF THE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthology of sixteen original stories, from the most irreverent and visionary masters of the contemporary horror genre, written in homage to the classic zombie film "The Night of the Living Dead" of George Romero. Foreword by Romero and introduction by John Skipp and Craig Spector . Contributors include Stephen King, David Schow, Steve Rasnic Tem, Les Daniels, Richard Layman, Ed Bryant, Joe R. Lansdale, Robert McCammon, Ramsey Campbell, Douglas Winter, Steven R. Boyett and others. SIGNED by Lansdale at his story "On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks." Illustrated by J.K. Potter with handlettering by Arnie Fenner. Illustrated endpapers. Slightly oversized format. xiv, 334 pp. ISBN: 0-929480082.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83470
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  • NEMESIS. by Coulter, Catherine.
    Coulter, Catherine.
    NEMESIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book in her series of FBI thrillers, featuring special agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock. When Sherlock foils a terrorist attack at JFK airport, she thinks her job is done and turns the reins over to the New York FBI, but that was only the beginning. .SIGNED on the half title page. 384 pp. ISBN: 978-0399171277.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Rather uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 83465
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  • CROWNED AND DANGEROUS. by Bowen, Rhys.
    Bowen, Rhys.
    CROWNED AND DANGEROUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel in the Royal Spyness series, set in the 1930s. and featuring Lady Georgiana, "34th in line to the throne and everyone's favorite penniless heiress." SIGNED on the title page. 307 pp. plus historical note. ISBN: 978-0425283486.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83460
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  • A STILL SMALL VOICE. by Reed, John.
    Reed, John.
    A STILL SMALL VOICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in Kentucky against the backdrop of the Civil War. It opens in 1859, when "seven-year-old Alma Flynt arrives in the small Kentucky town of Cotterpin Creek to begin a new life in her aunt's home. There, a whole new world opens up before her eyes-a world of impossible grace and comfort, of lush pastures and billowing bluegrass. And there, Alma will meet a family who will shape the course of her life. But like a swift storm cloud, the Civil War descends on Cotterpin Creek. . Swept into the chaos are the Clevelands, and John Warren himself, leaving their fading mansion and sprawling horse…

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    New York: Delacorte, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in Kentucky against the backdrop of the Civil War. It opens in 1859, when "seven-year-old Alma Flynt arrives in the small Kentucky town of Cotterpin Creek to begin a new life in her aunt's home. There, a whole new world opens up before her eyes-a world of impossible grace and comfort, of lush pastures and billowing bluegrass. And there, Alma will meet a family who will shape the course of her life. But like a swift storm cloud, the Civil War descends on Cotterpin Creek. . Swept into the chaos are the Clevelands, and John Warren himself, leaving their fading mansion and sprawling horse farm behind. And when the fighting is over, for Alma, yet another journey begins on the day a strange, battered, starved, and tormented young soldier staggers back into her life." SIGNED on the title page. 351 pp. ISBN: 0-385334052.

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

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  • A HOUSE NAMED BRAZIL. by Schulman, Audrey.
    Schulman, Audrey.
    A HOUSE NAMED BRAZIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel by this highly acclaimed writer. "A series of long telephone conversations make up the bulk of this beguiling, episodic novel. One evening in 1977, 19-year-old Fran receives an unexpected call from her mother, Gloria, who has been gone for four and a half years, leaving Fran alone in their Ontario farmhouse. Barely saying hello, Gloria launches into the beguiling history of the Mourne family, back to her mysterious great-grandmother, who never married yet bore 14 children on the Ontario farm. . . Like the immense titular house, the novel sprawls untidily but its absurd charms, entrancing characters and sumptuous language more than make up…

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    New York: William H. Morrow, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel by this highly acclaimed writer. "A series of long telephone conversations make up the bulk of this beguiling, episodic novel. One evening in 1977, 19-year-old Fran receives an unexpected call from her mother, Gloria, who has been gone for four and a half years, leaving Fran alone in their Ontario farmhouse. Barely saying hello, Gloria launches into the beguiling history of the Mourne family, back to her mysterious great-grandmother, who never married yet bore 14 children on the Ontario farm. . . Like the immense titular house, the novel sprawls untidily but its absurd charms, entrancing characters and sumptuous language more than make up for its shapelessness. Contributing to the inventive spirit, b&w photographs of "family members" and increasingly annotated family trees accompany the text." (PW review) SIGNED on the title page. Laid in is a promotional postcard with a handwritten signed brief note from Schulman. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-380977990.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83451
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  • TALES OF AN ALL-NIGHT TOWN. by Schoen, Elin.
    Schoen, Elin.
    TALES OF AN ALL-NIGHT TOWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a portrait of street life in the oldest all-black town in America, a small Illinois town on the Mississippi River, originally named Brooklyn and also renamed as Lovejoy after the abolitionist printer who was killed. This focuses on the story of James Bollinger, known as the dancer, both law enforcer and desperado who was shot to death on November 14, 1973, on the main street. This book is also a look at the early 70s, "when the empowering, hope-inducing vibes of the black pride movement could still mitigate, if not erase, the crushing effects of the poverty and racism that had not and still…

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    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a portrait of street life in the oldest all-black town in America, a small Illinois town on the Mississippi River, originally named Brooklyn and also renamed as Lovejoy after the abolitionist printer who was killed. This focuses on the story of James Bollinger, known as the dancer, both law enforcer and desperado who was shot to death on November 14, 1973, on the main street. This book is also a look at the early 70s, "when the empowering, hope-inducing vibes of the black pride movement could still mitigate, if not erase, the crushing effects of the poverty and racism that had not and still has not been overcome." Cover praise from Truman Capote and Gordon Parks among others. Review copy with publisher's slip and author photograps laid in. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-151849935.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83444
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  • DARK PARADISE. by Waiwaiole, Lono.
    Waiwaiole, Lono.
    DARK PARADISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: Dennis McMillan Publications, 2009. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, a stand-alone noir thriller set on Hawaiis Big Island which focuses on the battles over who will control the island's lucrative drug trade. In the middle of the muddle is criminal investigator Geronimo Souza, who simply wants to keep the collateral damage to a minimum. A book which draws a devastating picture of drug-induced carnage. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Striking dust jacket and interior artwork by Michael Kellner. 310 pp. ISBN: 978-0939767618.

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

    Book ID: 83433
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  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN LITERARY CRITICISM by Stovall, Floyd, editor. C. Hugh Holman, signed.
    Stovall, Floyd, editor. C. Hugh Holman, signed.
    THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN LITERARY CRITICISM

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1955. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collects five essays based on papers presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association in December 1952. These essays offer a preliminary history of the art of literary criticism as developed in the United States. The authors include Harry H. Clark, Richard H. Fogle, Robert P. Falk, John H. Raleigh and C. Hugh Holman. An association copy INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by Holman to Marshall W. Brown "with the admiration, gratitude and affection of Hugh Holman." Brown was the President of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, where Holman graduated from and where he began his career. In addition to his…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1955. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collects five essays based on papers presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association in December 1952. These essays offer a preliminary history of the art of literary criticism as developed in the United States. The authors include Harry H. Clark, Richard H. Fogle, Robert P. Falk, John H. Raleigh and C. Hugh Holman. An association copy INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by Holman to Marshall W. Brown "with the admiration, gratitude and affection of Hugh Holman." Brown was the President of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, where Holman graduated from and where he began his career. In addition to his work in literary criticism, Holman wrote six detective novels in the 1930s and 1940s, two which were set on the Presbyterian College campus. Includes a selected reading list, index. ix, 262 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in dark green cloth in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 83430
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  • MAN'S PLACE IN NATURE. by Scheler, Max (1874 - 1928)
    Scheler, Max (1874 - 1928)
    MAN'S PLACE IN NATURE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first appearance in English of the final work of Scheler, originally published in German in 1928. Scheller was known for his work in phenomenology, ethics, and philosophical anthropology, and he developed the philosophical method of Edmund Husserl, the founder of phenomenology. After his death in 1928, Martin Heidegger commented, along with Ortega y Gasset, that all philosophers of the century were indebted to Scheler. Translated from the German and with a long introduction by Hans Meyerhoff. Notes, index. xxxv, 105 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (overall minor edgewear to dj, peeled spot on front cover, original price of 4.00 still present.).

    Book ID: 83428
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  • HOW THE MOUSE WAS HIT ON THE HEAD BY A STONE AND SO DISCOVERED THE WORLD. by Delessert, Etienne. Foreword by Jean Piaget.
    Delessert, Etienne. Foreword by Jean Piaget.
    HOW THE MOUSE WAS HIT ON THE HEAD BY A STONE AND SO DISCOVERED THE WORLD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of how a little mouse discovered the great world outside his tunnel - the sun, the moon, night and day, plants - ending with a large two-page spread depicting some of the friends he will make on his journey. Includes an introduction by Jean Piaget who was also the director of the experimentation on how children reacted to the pictures and this story, reactions which determined the final format. Translated by C. Ross Smith. Piaget's foreword was translated by Kenneth Grinling. Illustrated with wonderful full color drawings by the author/artist . Large format, unpaginated.

    Condition: Very near fine in silver boards with purple lettering in a very good dustjacket. (some toning to dj, stain on lower edge of front cover of dj, not affecting the book, original price of 5.95 still present.)

    Book ID: 83423
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  • DIAMOND EYE. by Rosenfeld, Arthur.
    Rosenfeld, Arthur.
    DIAMOND EYE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Florida author's second novel featuring postal inspector Max Diamond who is dragged down by a snuff film / child porn investigation. SIGNED on the front endpaper and uncommon thus. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-312-878710.

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

    Book ID: 83419
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  • THE FALL. by Mawer, Simon.
    Mawer, Simon.
    THE FALL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    London: Little Brown, (2003). SIGNED first edition - The seventh book by award-winning writer - the story of two boys who shared a passion for mountain climbing. When 40 years later, Jamie is found dead at the base of a sheer granite slab in Wales which he apparently he had tried to solo-climb, Rob is compelled to return to where they grew up and to confront the past. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. 442 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83417
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  • JOURNEY AND OTHER POEMS by Winters, Yvor.
    Winters, Yvor.
    JOURNEY AND OTHER POEMS

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Ithaca, NY: Dragon Press, 1931. First edition - A slim chapbook, one of 500 copies. Cover drawing by Alison Mason Kingsbury. A title in The Dragon Series edited by Angel Flores. 29 pp. plus a list of other titles in the series.

    Condition: Very near fine in stapled cream wrappers. Previous owner's name - that of poet Elizabeth Harrod - on first page.

    Book ID: 83408
    Keywords: chapbook, Poetry
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  • CALL ME BY MY TRUE NAMES: The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh. by Thich Nhat Hanh.
    Thich Nhat Hanh.
    CALL ME BY MY TRUE NAMES: The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects over 100 works written over more than 40 years by this Zen Master, poet, and peace activist, translated from the Vietnamese by the author. Many of the poems have additional comments added by the author. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-938077619.

    Condition: Fine in gray cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a near fine dustjacket. (small nick to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 83396
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  • THE CAGE. by Schulman, Audrey.
    Schulman, Audrey.
    THE CAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1994. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, named an ALA Notable Book - a "harrowing wilderness adventure story, features an unlikely heroine: five-foot-one photographer Beryl, who must venture deep into the Canadian Arctic, fend off dozens of the world's largest land carnivores, and survive. . . . In Churchill, where the bears gather every autumn to hunt on the frozen Hudson Bay, she barely survives her first hair- raising encounter with a bear while accompanying a policewoman on all-night patrol. The stakes increase as the team boards its state- of-the-art Arctic Traveler bus and ventures 40 miles into the wilderness, where Beryl climbs into her cage and takes pictures as hungry…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1994. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, named an ALA Notable Book - a "harrowing wilderness adventure story, features an unlikely heroine: five-foot-one photographer Beryl, who must venture deep into the Canadian Arctic, fend off dozens of the world's largest land carnivores, and survive. . . . In Churchill, where the bears gather every autumn to hunt on the frozen Hudson Bay, she barely survives her first hair- raising encounter with a bear while accompanying a policewoman on all-night patrol. The stakes increase as the team boards its state- of-the-art Arctic Traveler bus and ventures 40 miles into the wilderness, where Beryl climbs into her cage and takes pictures as hungry bears try to devour her, . . but her sessions are cut short when the ten-foot monsters chew the bus's fuel tanks to shreds, forcing its passengers to hike unprotected across the tundra in a desperate bid for warmth and shelter. Dramatically understated, yet offering several unforgettably vivid descriptions of wildlife encounters" (Kirkus) SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. The uncommon red wrap-around promotional band - offering a full refund if this book does not "chill you" is still present. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-792720784.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83390
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  • HE WOULDN'T KILL PATIENCE. by Dickson, Carter (pseudonym of John Dickson Carr, 1906-1977)
    Dickson, Carter (pseudonym of John Dickson Carr, 1906-1977)
    HE WOULDN'T KILL PATIENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Hampton Publishing Company / William Morrow, 1944. Hardcover first edition - A scarce classic locked room mystery from the Golden Age of detective fiction, featuring Sir Henry Merrivale and his long-time associate, Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector Humphrey Masters and set against the backdrop of blackouts and bombings in the early days of the London Blitz. "Patience" is tree-snake from Borneo, and when it appears that Benton, the director of the Royal Albert Zoological Gardens has committed suicide, his daughter is sure that he did not do it, because "he wouldn't kill Patience."

    Condition: Very good in salmon-colored boards - some light toning to the page, but otherwise a tight, clean and straight copy. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83388
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  • FIFTY YEARS OF ITALIAN CINEMA. by Malerba, Luigi and Carmine Siniscalco; Herman C. Weinberg, editor of American edition.
    Malerba, Luigi and Carmine Siniscalco; Herman C. Weinberg, editor of American edition.
    FIFTY YEARS OF ITALIAN CINEMA.

    Edition: First American edition.

    Rome, Italy: Carlo Bestetti, (1954). Hardcover first edition - Introduction to the American edition by Richard Griffith. This history is divided into three sections: the beginnings, 1904-1930, by Ferdinando Palmieri; transition period, 1930-1942. by Ettore Margadonna; and the post war period, 1942-1954 by Mario Groma. Among the directors discussed are Antonini, Fellini, Comencini, Tellini, and many others. The text for each section is followed by many pages of black and white photographs mostly of stills from the films. There are a total 76 pages of text and 217 pages of photos, usually with multiple photos on each page. Large format.

    Condition: Near fine in purple cloth (usual toning to the pages, and fading to the spine), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83387
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  • LEST WE FORGET: The Passage from Africa to Slavery and Emancipation by Thomas, Velma Maia.
    Thomas, Velma Maia.
    LEST WE FORGET: The Passage from Africa to Slavery and Emancipation

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1997). Hardcover first edition - A book which documents the plight of the estimated 100 million Africans brought against their will to the United States for the purposes of slavery, from the slave trade to the Day of Jubilee. A three-dimensional interactive book with historical papers, memoirs, documents, personal effects, & photos tucked in pockets and behind flaps or revealed by pull tabs. Based on materials from the Black Holocaust Exhibit (which the author curates.) Large square format, illustrated throughout. Transcriptions, notes, 32 pp. ISBN: 0-609600303.

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

    Book ID: 83374
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  • HAWAIIAN ISLANDS: From Monarchy to Democracy. by Webb, Nancy and Jean Francis Webb. Isami Kashiwagi, Illustrator.
    Webb, Nancy and Jean Francis Webb. Isami Kashiwagi, Illustrator.
    HAWAIIAN ISLANDS: From Monarchy to Democracy.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1956. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A history of the islands, from the first contact with Captain James Cook, and the arrival of the missionaries and those who were intent on exploiting the islands for their wealth. Illustrated throughout with drawings by Isami Kashiwagi. INSCRIBED on the dedication page and signed Nancy and Jean. Includes a list of the rulers of Hawaii, outstanding events in the history. Index. Illustrated endpapers. ix, 262 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket with wraparound illustration (some toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 83367
    Keywords: Hawaii and Pacific
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  • Jones, Gayl
    EVA'S MAN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her second novel. Toni Morrison, who had only published two novels herself at that time, was her editor at Random House for both of her first two novels. These first two books "form a diptych exploring the undercurrents of the psyche in a world of slave-owners, whoremongers, prostitutes, killers, man-eaters, jealous husbands, wayward wives, psych-ward inmates, pedophiles, wife-beaters, women in love with their abusers, and girls who carry knives. Nobody goes to church much." (author Calvin Baker). ÊJones was one of the first writers to show how the tentacles of slavery have extended into Black lives into the present day. Jones was recently the subject of an Atlantic Monthly…

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    New York: Random House, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her second novel. Toni Morrison, who had only published two novels herself at that time, was her editor at Random House for both of her first two novels. These first two books "form a diptych exploring the undercurrents of the psyche in a world of slave-owners, whoremongers, prostitutes, killers, man-eaters, jealous husbands, wayward wives, psych-ward inmates, pedophiles, wife-beaters, women in love with their abusers, and girls who carry knives. Nobody goes to church much." (author Calvin Baker). ÊJones was one of the first writers to show how the tentacles of slavery have extended into Black lives into the present day. Jones was recently the subject of an Atlantic Monthly article entitled "The Best American Novelist Whose Name You Might Not Know." by Calvin Baker. More than two decades after her novel "The Healing" was nominated for the National Book Award, and her life was roiled by tragedy, Êa new novel -which she has been working on for decades - Êwill be published by Beacon Press in 2021. 177 pp. Striking dust jacket design by Wendell Minor.

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    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to flaps of dj, small spot on back cover)

    Book ID: 82899
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  • WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. by Matheson, Richard.
    Matheson, Richard.
    WHAT DREAMS MAY COME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of a love that could not die, and of a man who learned the pleasures - and the terrors - of a life after death. Bibliography. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-399-12148x.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, slight spine slant, but overall sturdy and tight in a very good dustjacket (noticeable rubbing to the dj with the loss of some color, no library markings on dj, original price of 9.95 still present).

    Book ID: 83356
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  • CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER: A Book In The Jugular Vein. by Sims, Dorothy Rice (1889-1960).
    Sims, Dorothy Rice (1889-1960).
    CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER: A Book In The Jugular Vein.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1940. Hardcover first edition - Informal autobiography of an uncommon woman, one whose very privileged life was more than just "curiouser." It opens with her leaving school at twelve, since there was "no point in clogging my mind with things that everyone knew." She studied sculpture and painting in Spain and Paris. She was a motorcycle street racer, and the first amateur licensed woman pilot in the United States, training at Wright School, Mineola, New York, in 1916. One of her sisters showed a talent for writing poetry, so their father founded the Poetry Society of America and set up a salon in the grand ballroom of their 22-room apartment at the Ansonia Hotel;…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1940. Hardcover first edition - Informal autobiography of an uncommon woman, one whose very privileged life was more than just "curiouser." It opens with her leaving school at twelve, since there was "no point in clogging my mind with things that everyone knew." She studied sculpture and painting in Spain and Paris. She was a motorcycle street racer, and the first amateur licensed woman pilot in the United States, training at Wright School, Mineola, New York, in 1916. One of her sisters showed a talent for writing poetry, so their father founded the Poetry Society of America and set up a salon in the grand ballroom of their 22-room apartment at the Ansonia Hotel; a salon which was regularly attended by Theodore Dreiser, Gertrude Atherton, Richard LaGallienne and Frank Harris, and others. With her second husband, Hal Sims, she became a famous bridge player, as one of her expert husband's partners and for her frequent use of "psychic" bids, or bluffs. Illustrated with 16 full page plates by the author. Foreword by George Kaufman. The NY Times review comments that far from being as scatterbrained as Kaufman makes her out to be in his foreword, she was a pioneer in motor cycle racing, aviation, modern art and tournament bridge, a pretty impressive list by anyone's standards. xiv, 203 pp plus final illustration.

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    Condition: Very good overall in blue cloth with printed cream spine label (some discoloration to front endpaper, tear to leaf 175/176). no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83355
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  • REBECCA. by Du Maurier, Daphne (1907-1989)
    Du Maurier, Daphne (1907-1989)
    REBECCA.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1939. dj. Hardcover - An attractive vintage hardcover edition of this classic suspense novel set at the Cornwall estate of Manderley. Basis for the award-winning Hitchcock film of the same name. This copy is just one year after the first US, but, in an unusual promotional move which highlights the popularity of this title, the front flap of the dust jacket notes that this is Copy No, 341376. 457pp.

    Condition: Very good + in burgundy cloth with an illustrated silver band in the middle, in a very good dust jacket (offsetting to endpapers but the cloth covers are bright, binding is tight and straight; overall edgewear to dj, price-clipped) .

    Book ID: 83348
    Keywords: Classics, movie, suspense
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  • THE HILL OF SUMMER. by Baker, J. A. (John Alec Baker, 1926 - 1987)
    Baker, J. A. (John Alec Baker, 1926 - 1987)
    THE HILL OF SUMMER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second (and final) book by this reclusive naturalist, author of the prize-winning "The Peregrine." Each chapters describes events by the month - from April to September - but in varied landscapes - the meadows, moors, woods and waterways of southern England. The prose, beautiful in its quietness, captures one instantly - it begins "The hill slopes steeply down through the green woodland mist, the uncertain haze of spring. The air above seems slowly to descend. A footpath gleams and dwindles between plantations of dense fir, dark reluctant trees in sombre strata, where poplars faintly shine. The pale coppery-yellow poplar leaves are still uncurling. Under the soft grey…

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    New York: Harper & Row, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second (and final) book by this reclusive naturalist, author of the prize-winning "The Peregrine." Each chapters describes events by the month - from April to September - but in varied landscapes - the meadows, moors, woods and waterways of southern England. The prose, beautiful in its quietness, captures one instantly - it begins "The hill slopes steeply down through the green woodland mist, the uncertain haze of spring. The air above seems slowly to descend. A footpath gleams and dwindles between plantations of dense fir, dark reluctant trees in sombre strata, where poplars faintly shine. The pale coppery-yellow poplar leaves are still uncurling. Under the soft grey of the early morning clouds, they shine with their own perpetual sunlight." but death is never far away - "a brown stain in the path ahead becomes a dead long-eared bat.. . The tender parchment wings of its membraned hands have crumpled, shriveled up like burnt paper." Scarce in the first edition, and especially so in this condition. 159 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in blue and tan cloth in a very near fine dust jacket (price-clipped, but overall a lovely copy)

    Book ID: 83346
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  • RAIN OF SCORPIONS and Other Writings, by Portillo Trambley, Estela .
    Portillo Trambley, Estela .
    RAIN OF SCORPIONS and Other Writings,

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Tonatiuh International, (1975). First edition - A collection of shorter pieces by this pioneering award-winning Chicana writer and actress. 178 pp. ISBN: 0-892290013.

    Condition: Near fine in wrappers (prev owner's name - Irene del Rosario - on first page).

    Book ID: 83340
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