Selected New Listings

A selection of some of the most recently listed books on Bookfever.com.   It is our policy to list books only on our own website first, and then to offer them on other multi-dealer websites later.   Sometimes the very newest listings might not have pictures uploaded yet, but if there is not one online and you would like a photo let us know.   New listings are usually added every 4-7 days. If you would like to be notified when new listings have been added, please let us know by email.

 

  • Willems, Mo; Paper engineering by Bruce Foster.
    BIG FROG CAN'T FIT IN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Disney / Hyperion, 2009. Hardcover first edition - Mo Willem's first pop-up book. "Big Frog is big. Quite big. So big this book can't hold her. But with a lot of help from some good friends, Big Frog will fit in just fine!" Paper engineering by Bruce Foster. A pop-up book with big sturdy frog pop-ups, designed for younger children. ISBN: 978-1423114369.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards, Still in the original bag.

    Book ID: 76954
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  • Metzner. Ralph and Timothy Leary, editors.
    PSYCHEDELIC REVIEW NO. 10, 1969.

    Edition: First printing, large format magazine.

    San Francisco: Psychedelic Review, 1969. First edition - Articles by Richard Alpert, Timothy Leary (a long article on the use of LSD in prisoner rehabilitation), Gary M. Fisher, Joel Fort and others. Illustrated. Book reviews. Although this indicates that it was published bi-monthly, it was actually published rather erraticly with only 10 issues between 1963 and 1969, with the final issue in 1970/71 . Large format 78 pp plus ads.

    Condition: Very good in stapled illustrated wrappers (some creasing to the corners, loss of a shallow but long piece on bottom of front cover)

    Book ID: 76949
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  • Hand, Elizabeth.
    BLACK LIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperPrism / Harper Collins, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this award-winning author, a story of a young woman on the brink of adulthood, set in an upstate New York artistic enclave - a town which is also home to Bolerium, a dark manor of indeterminate origin where the enigmatic film director Axel Kern lives - and where he is about to host a party for the entire town, young and old, famous and not. INSCRIBED on the title page. Author's note. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-061052663.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76943
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  • Pinborough, Sarah.
    THEY SAY A GIRL DIED HERE ONCE.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Northborough, MA: Earthling Publications, (2016). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Part Gothic tragedy, part ghost story and part murder mystery" this novel uses the voices from three generations to tell its story. #271 out of 500 copies individually numbered and SIGNED on a special prelimary page. Signed, numbered and limited to 500 copies. Book #12 in Earthling's annual Halloween Series, with an introduction by Christopher Golden. 200 pp. ISBN: 978-0996211833.

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

    Book ID: 76942
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  • Allende, Isabel
    THE STORIES OF EVA LUNA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth book by this Chilean writer (born in Peru, but now living in the US). Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. SIGNED by Allende on the title page with her signature drawing of a small flower 331 pp. ISBN: 0-689-121024.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (as new) .

    Book ID: 76934
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  • Bahr, Howard.
    THE BLACK FLOWER: A Novel of the Civil War.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baltimore: Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - The story of a brief but bloody encounter on the road to Nashville, in the obscure village of Franklin, Tennessee in the waning days of the Civil War. SIGNED on the title page. 267 pp. ISBN: 1-87785350X.

    Condition: Fine in fine first issue dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76928
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  • Piccirilli, Tom.
    BAD DOG: Collected Crime Stories.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Baltimore: Cemetery Dance, 2015. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of this award-winning writer's short fiction and novellas spanning the breadth of his twenty-year career. This edition limited to 750 unnumbered copies, SIGNED (with just his initials) on a special limitation page. 326 pp. ISBN: 978-1587673399.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76923
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  • Gaiman, Neil,
    ANGELS AND VISITATIONS: A Miscellany.

    Edition: First trade printing.

    Minneapolis: Dreamhaven, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes ten short stories, essays, non-fiction, poetry, and more. Illustrators include Steve Bissette, Randy Broeckner, David McKean, P. Craig Russell, Jill Karla Schwarz, Bill Sienkiewicz, Charles Vess, and Micheal Zulli. Cover artwork by: Dave McKean. Slightly oversized format. 166 pp. ISBN: 0-963094424.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76919
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  • THE BLACK BOOK: An Inspector Rebus Novel. by Rankin, Ian.
    Rankin, Ian.
    THE BLACK BOOK: An Inspector Rebus Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Otto Penzler Books / Simon & Schuster, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth novel featuring Inspector Rebus, set in Edinburgh. 278 pp. ISBN: 1-883402778.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76912
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  • THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE WRITER: The Works of Love & the Huge Season. by Morris, Wright.
    Morris, Wright.
    THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE WRITER: The Works of Love & the Huge Season.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - #48 out of 100 hardbound numbered, signed copies. SIGNED by Wright Morris on a blank leaf before the half-title, and numbered on the limitation page at rear. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-876859929.

    Condition: Very near fine in beige cloth with lettering on front cover, paper label on spine, in the original clear mylar wrapper, as issued.

    Book ID: 76908
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  • Rennert, Jack; Angelina Lippert and Terry Shargel [Rennert's Gallery]
    PAI-LXIV: RARE POSTERS, SUMMER SALE, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 (Poster Auctions International Catalogue LXIV)

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    New York: Poster Auctions International, 2014. First edition - The complete catalogue illustrating all 563 lots, annotated and in full color, Featured subjects and artists include bicycles, early film and more. Among the artists are A. M. Cassandre, Fenneker, Alphonse Mucha, Savignac, Toulouse-Lautrec and others. Estimated prices shown. Selected index, bibliography. Large format, printed on heavy glossy stock. ISBN: 9781929530489.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new)

    Book ID: 76871
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  • Rennert, Jack; Angelina Lippert and Terry Shargel [Rennert's Gallery]
    PAI-LXI: RARE POSTERS, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 (Poster Auctions International Catalogue LXI)

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    New York: Poster Auctions International, 2013. First edition - The complete catalogue illustrating all 559 lots, annotated and in full color, Featured subjects include bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles, British Railways and more. Among the artists are Paul Berthon, Leonetto Cappiello, A. M. Cassandre, Paul Colin, Alphonse Mucha and others. Estimated prices shown. Selected index, bibliography. Large format, printed on heavy glossy stock. ISBN: 9781929530489.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new)

    Book ID: 76870
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  • EL CORDERO Y EL LOBO. by Bernal, Jose Luis.
    Bernal, Jose Luis.
    EL CORDERO Y EL LOBO.

    Edition: First printing. Primera edicion.

    Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1992. First edition - Mexican poet's third book, in Spanish, issued in an edition of only 1000 copies. Texto en espanol, La edicion consta de 1 000 ejemplares. Indice. 130 pp mas colofon. ISBN: 968-362460x.

    Condition: Near fine in printed white wrappers with glassine outer wrapper. Uncut.

    Book ID: 76837
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  • THE VANISHING OCTANT MYSTERY. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE VANISHING OCTANT MYSTERY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1949. dj. Hardcover first edition - Seaman's hard-to-find last book, a mystery inspired by a navigator's octant, bearing the inscription 'Tower Hill, London, April 1778' which she found washed up on the beach after a storm. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Ursula Koering. 206 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good+ dust jacket. Minor edgewear to the dustjacket, but overall an exceptionally attractive copy of a rather scarce book.

    Book ID: 76830
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  • THE SEA-KINGS OF CRETE. by Baikie, Rev. James.
    Baikie, Rev. James.
    THE SEA-KINGS OF CRETE.

    Edition: Second edition.

    London: Adam & Charles Black, 1913. Hardcover - Account of archeological finds in Greece and the Mediterranean, by Schliemann at Troy, Mycenae and Tyrins and by Evans and other explorers at Crete. Illustrated with 32 plates from photographs and 2 maps, 1 folding. Chronological summary, selected bibliography, index. xiv, 274 pp plus the final fold out plan of Knossos and 2 pp publisher's ad.

    Condition: Very near fine in pictorial blue cloth with orange and gilt titling and decorations, top edge gilt. A lovely copy, uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 76829
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  • THE ESTATE. by Singer, Isaac Bashevis,
    Singer, Isaac Bashevis,
    THE ESTATE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sequel to "The Manor," portraying the period between the Polish insurrection of 1863 and the end of the 19th century, a period during which the Jews began to play an important part in Polish industry, commerce, arts and science. INSCRIBED on the half title page and SIGNED I. B. Singer. Translated from the Yiddish by his nephew Joseph Singer, Elaine Gottlieb and Elizabeth Shub. 374 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth in a very good minus dust jacket (price-clipped, some wear to the ends of the spine and the corners, creasing to front flap)

    Book ID: 76827
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  • SELECTED POEMS. by Eigner, Larry (edited by Samuel Charters & Andrea Wyatt.)
    Eigner, Larry (edited by Samuel Charters & Andrea Wyatt.)
    SELECTED POEMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Oyez, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes poems from the 1953 "Sustaining Air" through "A Line That May Be Cut" in 1968 plus a small section of previously unpublished poems and the autobiographical essay "What a Time Distance." Introduction by Samuel Charters. The uncommon hardcover - one of only 500 copies. 125 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76825
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Jeffers, Robinson; Robert Ian Scott, editor.
    "WHAT ODD EXPEDIENTS" AND OTHER POEMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hamden, CT: Archon Books / Shoe String Press, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects thirty poems written between 1939 and 1961, sixteen of which have never before been published, which show Jeffers wrestling with crises in his career and marriage, crises caused in part by his complicated reaction to World War II. Includes an introduction and commentary by Robert Ian Scott, in which he explains why Jeffers chose not to publish these poems. Index. 125 pp. ISBN: 0-208019758.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (bookplate on front pastedown, mostly hidden by dj flap)

    Book ID: 76811
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • FLESHMARKET CLOSE. by Rankin, Ian. Appreciation by Lee Child.
    Rankin, Ian. Appreciation by Lee Child.
    FLESHMARKET CLOSE.

    Edition: Limited, signed first UK edition.

    Gladestry, UK: Scorpion Press, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Inspector Rebus mystery. Numbered 44 out of 90, and SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. Includes an essay of appreciation by Lee Child. Bound in marbled boards and half leather, gilt lettering on spine. 399 pp. ISBN: 1-873567669.

    Condition: Fine in fine original clear mylar dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76810
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  • Baker, Kage.
    RUDE MECHANICALS.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2007. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A short novel of the Company set in 1934 Hollywood where a production of 'A Midsummer's Night Dream' is being staged. #157 out of 1500 deluxe copies, SIGNED and numbered on the limitation page. Illustrations and dust jacket by J. K. Potter. 114 pp. ISBN: 978-1596060876.

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

    Book ID: 76807
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  • Kunow, Marianna Appel.
    MAYA MEDICINE: Traditional Healing in Yucatan

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the practice of traditional Maya medicine which examines "the work of curers in Piste, Mexico, a small town in the Yucatn Peninsula near the ruins of Chichen Itza. The traditions of plant use and ethnomedicine applied by these healers have been transmitted from one generation to the next since the colonial period throughout the state of Yucatan and the adjoining states of Campeche and Quintana Roo. . . The author collected plants with traditional healers and observed their techniques including prayer and massage as well as plant medicine, western medicine, and ritual practices." Illustrated with drawings of plants. Includes a map, several tables, a plant catalogue, glossary and index. vii, 152 pp. ISBN: 0-826328644.

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

    Book ID: 76804
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  • JOURNEYS WITH SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI. by Gordon, Alvin. Illustrated by Ted De Grazia.
    Gordon, Alvin. Illustrated by Ted De Grazia.
    JOURNEYS WITH SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI.

    Edition: First printing.

    Palm Desert, CA: Best-West Publications, (1966) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Poems about St. Francis, with a brief introduction by Alvin Gordon. Illustrated throughout with paintings and drawings, including many full-page, full color plates, by Ted De Grazia. SIGNED on the front endaper by Gordon and also INSCRIBED and dated in the year of publication by De Grazia. Tall, slim format.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some edgewear to the dj, original price of $6.75 still present)

    Book ID: 76801
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  • Ammons, A. R (1926-2001)
    SELECTED LONGER POEMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of five of his best longer poems by this award winning writer. 104 pp. ISBN: 0-393012972.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76784
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE DEATH OF CORINNE. by Raichev, R. T.
    Raichev, R. T.
    THE DEATH OF CORINNE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Constable & Co., Ltd. (2007). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery novel by this Bulgarian born writer. Emma Tennant called it "an English country house murder par excellence. It is all so ingenious!" SIGNED on the title page. 224 pp. ISBN: 978-1845295257.

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

    Book ID: 76752
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  • SNARE: A Novel of the Far Future. by Kerr, Katharine.
    Kerr, Katharine.
    SNARE: A Novel of the Far Future.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "On the planet Snare, the descendants of Islamic fundamentalists war with the descendants of scientists, and the alien natives, for the fate of a planet." INSCRIBED on the title page "in Bast's name" and SIGNED "Kit." 591 pp. Dust jacket art by Daniel Horne. ISBN: 0-312890451.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (bit of creasing to top of dj spine).

    Book ID: 76746
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  • SOLITAIRE. by Eskridge, Kelley.
    Eskridge, Kelley.
    SOLITAIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: EOS - Harper Collins, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, an interesting look at a future dominated by a corporate-state. INSCRIBED on the title page. 353 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0088575.

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

    Book ID: 76729
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  • BUNNY SLOPES. by Rueda, Claudia.
    Rueda, Claudia.
    BUNNY SLOPES.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A simple and fun book for very young children by award-winning author and illustrator. "Skis on and red scarf knotted, Bunny needs help from his readers to complete his adventure. First, they are asked to "shake" the book to produce snow and then "tap tap tap" the book to pack it down, followed by "tilt," "turn," "jump," and so forth. The action words are in red, matching Bunny's jaunty red scarf on the opposite pages. Eventually, Bunny skis into a hole (an actual die-cut hole through three pages of the book) and falls. Only two colors, light blue and bright red, are used, with charcoal lines against a…

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    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A simple and fun book for very young children by award-winning author and illustrator. "Skis on and red scarf knotted, Bunny needs help from his readers to complete his adventure. First, they are asked to "shake" the book to produce snow and then "tap tap tap" the book to pack it down, followed by "tilt," "turn," "jump," and so forth. The action words are in red, matching Bunny's jaunty red scarf on the opposite pages. Eventually, Bunny skis into a hole (an actual die-cut hole through three pages of the book) and falls. Only two colors, light blue and bright red, are used, with charcoal lines against a white backdrop. The premise is simple, skiing down a slope, but it is the interaction between the book and readers that makes for a special experience." (School Library Journal) SIGNED on the front endpaper with a drawing of a smiling bunny. ISBN: 978-1452141978.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76726
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  • "A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!" in ANALOG Science Fiction / Science Fact - April, May and June, 1972, Volume LXXXIX, numbers 2, 3, and 4. (set of 3 issues.) by Harrison, Harry, signed; Bova, Ben, editor.
    Harrison, Harry, signed; Bova, Ben, editor.
    "A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!" in ANALOG Science Fiction / Science Fact - April, May and June, 1972, Volume LXXXIX, numbers 2, 3, and 4. (set of 3 issues.)

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    New York: Conde Nast. 1972. SIGNED first edition - Set of 3 digest magazines, SIGNED by Harry Harrison in the April 1972 issue at the first installment of his serial novel 'A Transatlantic Tunnel' , .Includes stories by Poul Anderson, Barbara Paul, Isaac Asimov ("Mirror Image"), Howard Waldrop ("Lunchbox."), Clifford Simak ("The Observer"), a short novel, "Solo Kill," by S. Kye Boult, an article by Rowland E. Burns, a NASA orbital mechanics mathematician, on celestial mechanics. Hero by Joe Haldeman and more. Covers by Kelly Freas and Leo Summers).178 pp ea.

    Condition: Near fine - usual toning to the pages, some minor rubbing to covers, but no creases, no address labels. An attractive set, and uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 76722
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  • "In Our Hands, the Stars" in ANALOG Science Fiction / Science Fact - December 1969, January and February 1970, Volume LXXXIV, number 4, 5, and 6. (set of 3 issues.) by Campbell, John W., editor; Harrison, Harry, signed.
    Campbell, John W., editor; Harrison, Harry, signed.
    "In Our Hands, the Stars" in ANALOG Science Fiction / Science Fact - December 1969, January and February 1970, Volume LXXXIV, number 4, 5, and 6. (set of 3 issues.)

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    New York: Conde Nast. 1969-1970. SIGNED first edition - Set of 3 digest magazines, SIGNED by Harry Harrison in the April 1972 issue at the first installment of his serial novel "In Our Hands, the Stars." Also includes stories by Poul Anderson, Robert Chilson, Hayden Howard, Jack Wodhams, Tak Hallus, Steve Chapman, Thomas M Scortia, Richard Lippa, A Bertram Chandler and more. Cover art by Kelly Freas and J. Russell Seitz. 178 pp. each issue.

    Condition: Near fine (Dec and Jan) to very good condition - usual toning to the pages, some minor rubbing to covers, no address labels. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 76721
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  • BURDEN OF INNOCENCE. by Thomson, June.
    Thomson, June.
    BURDEN OF INNOCENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Constable & Co., Ltd. (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of obsession and deceit, featuring Inspector Peter Finch. 190 pp. A surprisingly uncommon later title in this series. ISBN: 0-094758700.

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

    Book ID: 76702
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  • VILLAGE SCHOOL. by Miss Read [Dora Saint], illustrated by J.S. Goodall.
    Miss Read [Dora Saint], illustrated by J.S. Goodall.
    VILLAGE SCHOOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1955) dj. Hardcover first edition - Hard to find first edition of the first novel by Miss Read - a writer who has also taught in rural schools like the one she writes about in "Fairacres." Illustrated throughout with drawings by J.S. Goodall. 238 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some overall edgewear to the green dust jacket, but price of 10s,6p still present)

    Book ID: 76700
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  • Modesitt, L. E. Jr.
    THE MAGIC OF RECLUCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in the saga of Recluce, According to Modesitt, the first printing was only 4000 copies, and many of those went to libraries, so this is quite uncommon in this condition. SIGNED on the title page. 440 pp. Wraparound dustjacket art by Darrell K. Sweet. ISBN: 0-312-851162.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64418
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  • THE SPOOK'S SECRET. by Delaney Joseph.
    Delaney Joseph.
    THE SPOOK'S SECRET.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Bodley Head, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The Wardstone Chronicles, Book Three. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated by David Wyatt with small drawings the head of each chapter. Small format. 454 pp. ISBN: 978-0370328287v.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76688
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  • THE DAYS OF ANNA MADRIGAL. by Maupin, Armisted.
    Maupin, Armisted.
    THE DAYS OF ANNA MADRIGAL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The ninth and final novel in Maupin's "Tales of the City" series, this follows Anna Madrigal, the transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, as she, now 92, embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past as a child in Depression era rural Nevada. SIGNED on the title page. 244 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 76671
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  • THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD. by McHugh, Laura .
    McHugh, Laura .
    THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Spiegel & Grau / Random House, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, a suspense story about two mysterious disappearances and murders a generation apart, set in the small town of Henbane, Missouri, deep in the Ozark Mountains. Winner of the 2015 Thriller Award for best first novel, finalist for the Barry. SIGNED on the title page. 297 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76668
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  • THE HOME OF THE ECHOES. by Boreham, F. W. (Rev Dr Frank William Boreham, 1871-1959)
    Boreham, F. W. (Rev Dr Frank William Boreham, 1871-1959)
    THE HOME OF THE ECHOES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Abingdon Press, (1921.). Hardcover first edition - A collection of religious and moral essays by this prolific and widely respected writer, who was born in England but went to New Zealand in 1895 and remained there and in Australia for the rest of his life. The title comes from a Maori legend that says the home of the echoes is the heart. 208 pp.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with embossed lettering on front cover and gold lettering on spine (usual toning to the pages, previous owner's name on front endpaper, few marginal markings in pencil), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76661
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  • THE GOLDFINCH. by Tartt, Donna.
    Tartt, Donna.
    THE GOLDFINCH.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2013). First edition - The author's third novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for 2014. A very uncommon advance issue. 771 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76659
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  • CLAUDINE AT SCHOOL. by Colette, (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette 1873-1954) and Willy.
    Colette, (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette 1873-1954) and Willy.
    CLAUDINE AT SCHOOL.

    Edition: First English language edition.

    New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1930. Hardcover first edition - Colette's first book originally published in France in 1900 with only her husband Willy's name on it as the author. The iconic opening line sets the mood for the story - " y name is Claudine, I live in Montigny; I was born there in 1884; I shall probably not die there." Translated from the French by Janet Flanner, although she is not credited (The "Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English" notes that "Flanner's translation is more competent and remains very readable despite its greater age."). Illustrated with drawings by H. Mirande. 297 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in pale orange cloth with red lettering - some soiling to the covers, tanning to the spine, and a bit of fraying to the ends of the spine, no dust jacket - but still a tight and decent copy of a quite hard to find book.

    Book ID: 76652
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  • MABEL: A Story and other prose. by Creeley, Robert.
    Creeley, Robert.
    MABEL: A Story and other prose.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Marion Boyars, (1976) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Three examples of some of the poet's best prose writing, with an introduction by Creeley. SIGNED on the title page. 169 pp plus a page with a brief poem "The End."

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (small stain on bottom edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 76639
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • ONE. by Otoshi, Kathryn.
    Otoshi, Kathryn.
    ONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Raphael, CA: Ko Kids Books, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A deceptively simple book, in text and illustrations: as young children learn about numbers, counting, and primary and secondary colors, they also learn about accepting each other's differences. SIGNED by the author-illustrator on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Oblong format. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-9723946-48.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76631
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  • DUST ON THE SEA by Beach, Edward L.
    Beach, Edward L.
    DUST ON THE SEA

    Edition: 3rd printing (just one month after the first).

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1972) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A novel of submarine warfare in the Yellow Sea towards the end of World War II, by an author who served on three submarines during the war. Warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page and signed both as Ned and with his full name in parentheses. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-030763908.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to pages, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 76616
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  • THE RECKLESS SEVEN. by Rieu, Nelly.
    Rieu, Nelly.
    THE RECKLESS SEVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1930. dj. Hardcover first edition - Unable to find a house in London that they could afford and which would be big enough for their seven children, the Bailey family moves into a fort on Alderney one of the Channel Islands. All seven children are locked into a dark closet, marooned on a nearby island and they even discover a treasure. The author commented that this was inspired by holidays with her own children - even though they only had 4 children, her husband, Emile had to do "some real life saving work three times in the first week." Emile - or E.V. Rieu is best known for his translation of the Odyssey which was the…

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    New York: Macmillan, 1930. dj. Hardcover first edition - Unable to find a house in London that they could afford and which would be big enough for their seven children, the Bailey family moves into a fort on Alderney one of the Channel Islands. All seven children are locked into a dark closet, marooned on a nearby island and they even discover a treasure. The author commented that this was inspired by holidays with her own children - even though they only had 4 children, her husband, Emile had to do "some real life saving work three times in the first week." Emile - or E.V. Rieu is best known for his translation of the Odyssey which was the founding title of the Penguin Classics - as general editor of the series, he oversaw the publication of 160 titles. While this (unfortunately) appears to be the only book Nelly wrote, she was also a translator of some of the Babar books. Illustrated with a color frontispiece, seven full page internal drawings on plain paper, and several smaller drawings as chapter heads. 299 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in red cloth with gilt lettering in a fair only dust jacket (approximately half of the dj spine is missing, original price of $2.50 still present on dj flap). Hard to find, and especially so in dust jacket, even a flawed one like this.

    Book ID: 76611
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  • MOOMINPAPPA'S MEMOIRS. by Jansson, Tove.
    Jansson, Tove.
    MOOMINPAPPA'S MEMOIRS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book in the delightful Moomintrolls series, originally published in 1968, illustrated by the author and translated by Thomas Warburton. Moominpappa remembers his life and adventures before he had a family. 162 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (gift inscription, price-clipped, but otherwise a tight and clean copy, appears unread). Surprisingly uncommon.

    Book ID: 76601
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  • WAR MUSIC: An Account of Books 16 to 19 of Homer's Illiad. by Logue, Christopher.
    Logue, Christopher.
    WAR MUSIC: An Account of Books 16 to 19 of Homer's Illiad.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Upon its publication in England, Lawrence Durrell called this a 'work of great virtuosity. . . completely original in style and stance.' Review copy with publisher's letter laid in. A 'translation' in one sense of these four books of the Illiad, but completely modern in tone, style and language. Guide to pronunciation. 85 pp. ISBN: 0-374-286485.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76594
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  • THE EYAK INDIANS OF THE COPPER RIVER DELTA, ALASKA. by Birket-Smith, Kaj and Frederica de Laguna
    Birket-Smith, Kaj and Frederica de Laguna
    THE EYAK INDIANS OF THE COPPER RIVER DELTA, ALASKA.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Ams Press Inc. (1976). Hardcover - Reprinted from the original 1938 edition published by Levin & Munksgaard, Copenhagen. An account of a 1933 archeological and ethnological expedition to Prince William Sound sponsored by the Danish National Museum, and it also includes information from Colonel Abercrombie, the first American explorer to visit this area in 1884. By 1933 all of the original Eyak village sites had been abandoned. Includes a multi-page fold out genealogical charts, an appendix with vocabulary and some basic grammar, bibliograpy. 590 pp plus errata and a section of 18 plates - black and white photographs and maps. ISBN: 0-404118178.

    Condition: Very good+ in red cloth with gilt lettering on spine (scratch on front cover, 1985 written on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 76592
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  • ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. by Montgomery, L. M.
    Montgomery, L. M.
    ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.

    Edition: 33rd printing.

    Boston: L. C. Page and Company, 1908 (1912). Hardcover - An attractive early copy of the first book in Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic Anne of Green Gable series, about a red-haired orphan who is adopted by Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert on Prince Edward Island off the eastern coast of Canada. It is a measure of how popular this was that this, the 33rd US printing, was just 4 years after the first. Illustrated by M. A. & W. A. J. Claus with a glossy frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 internal glossy black and white plates. 429 pp plus 8 ppof publisher's ads at rear.

    Condition: Very good in pale pink/beige cloth with gilt lettering and a pasted on illustration (previous owner's name, some soiling and wear to the covers, scratching to the illustration and rubbing to the lettering, but overall a tight and sturdy copy)

    Book ID: 76591
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  • THE CULTURAL COPING PROCESSES OF JAPANESE AND AMERICANS AT JAPANESE AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPLANTS IN NORTH AMERICA. by Tokusei, Atsuko.
    Tokusei, Atsuko.
    THE CULTURAL COPING PROCESSES OF JAPANESE AND AMERICANS AT JAPANESE AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPLANTS IN NORTH AMERICA.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Services, 1995. SIGNED hardcover - A dissertation written for a PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994. Includes footnotes, tables, appendices, bibliography. INSCRIBED on the first page to " -- my editor and mentor. You gave life and beauty to my dissertation." 647 pp.

    Condition: Fine in blue boards with white lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 76558
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  • DANCER DAWKINS AND THE CALIFORNIA KID. by Kim, Willyce
    Kim, Willyce
    DANCER DAWKINS AND THE CALIFORNIA KID.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Boston: Alyson Publications, (1985). SIGNED first edition - The first novel (preceded by three books of poetry) by this Korean American lesbian author, who was born in Honolulu, and who has been called the first openly lesbian Asian writer to be published in the United States. Described as politically incorrect - and as a "rip-roaring Western adventure" (Judy Grahn) INSCRIBED on the title page by the author (simply signed "W"). Also contains a signed and dated holographic poem inside the back cover. 133 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 0-932870597.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76555
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  • A PEOPLE AT SCHOOL. by Hall, H. Fielding.
    Hall, H. Fielding.
    A PEOPLE AT SCHOOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, 1906. Hardcover first edition - The author's second book about Burma and its people, a book which reflects his viewpoint as a British citizen and colonizer (despite the "school" in the title, he states that the English did not come to teach but to rule). He considers the "true" Burma to be the highlands, the land that formed the kingdom of the last kings which were annexed by the British in 1885. Ironically, one of the things he criticizes in the Burmese people is the relatively equality of women and men - including the fact that women have freedom unknown to women elsewhere, that men respected women and they had no fear of men, and that they…

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    London: Macmillan, 1906. Hardcover first edition - The author's second book about Burma and its people, a book which reflects his viewpoint as a British citizen and colonizer (despite the "school" in the title, he states that the English did not come to teach but to rule). He considers the "true" Burma to be the highlands, the land that formed the kingdom of the last kings which were annexed by the British in 1885. Ironically, one of the things he criticizes in the Burmese people is the relatively equality of women and men - including the fact that women have freedom unknown to women elsewhere, that men respected women and they had no fear of men, and that they could inherit equally. viii, 286 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

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    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt peacock on front cover.

    Book ID: 76550
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  • THE LIMEHOUSE TEXT. by Thomas, Will.
    Thomas, Will.
    THE LIMEHOUSE TEXT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third novel - Victorian private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn discover a pawn ticket among the effects of Barker's late assistant who had been murdered in Limehouse, London's Chinese district. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 337 pp. ISBN: 978-0743273343.

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

    Book ID: 76547
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  • THE LAST DUEL: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France. by Jager, Eric.
    Jager, Eric.
    THE LAST DUEL: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in the late 14th century (the duel was held a few days after Christmas in 1386T), this is "the gripping, atmospheric true story of the 'duel to end all duels' in medieval France: a trial by combat pitting a knight against a squire accused of violating the knight's beautiful young wife. SIGNED by the author on the title page. A fascinating story, and a well-researched book. Illustrated. Extensive notes, index. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-767914163.

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

    Book ID: 76524
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  • SMALL TOWN ODDS. by Headley, Jason.
    Headley, Jason.
    SMALL TOWN ODDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised first novel by this young writer, set in an 'excruciatingly small town in West Virginia.' Dustjacket praise from Robert Olen Butler (who called it a 'brilliant debut'), John Casey and Bob Shacochis. SIGNED and dated in the year of publication on the title page. ISBN: 0-8118-45362.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76520
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  • TRICKY BUSINESS. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    TRICKY BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and…

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    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are . . . well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money-laundering or drug-smuggling or . . . something.' SIGNED on the title page. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149244.

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

    Book ID: 76516
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  • THE LONG VIEW. by Morris, Hilda (1888-1947)
    Morris, Hilda (1888-1947)
    THE LONG VIEW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1937) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, based on the life of a Quaker, who as a boy was just too young to fight at Antietam, but who lives to see his family fortunes wiped out in the stock market crash of 1929. Settings range from the small Quaker village in New Jersey where Asher was born and grew up, upstate New York where he established a business, and Dune, Michigan where his children lived with their families. SIGNED on the front endpaper, and uncommon thus. 366 pp. Dustjacket by Syd Browne.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some foxing to endpapers, discoloration from binder's glue, overall edgewear to dj, but orignal price of $2.50 still present.)

    Book ID: 76513
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  • WHITE JADE. by Houston, Ralph
    Houston, Ralph
    WHITE JADE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Great Pyramid Press, (1950) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of five stories, inspired by Chinese culture and civilization, illustrated with a full color frontispiece and five full-color plates by Reeda Seldon. SIGNED on the front pastedown and INSCRIBED by Houston on the front free endpaper. Large format. 21 pp.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth (some foxing to the endpapers, inscription on front endpaper) in a good only dust jacket with toning and sunning to the spine and edges of the dj, a chip at the base of the spine, other edgewear.

    Book ID: 76512
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  • MAXIE AND THE GOLDEN BIRD; or, The Mysterious Council of Seven (Maxie # 7) by Gardner, Elise Bell (1895-1994) (pseudonym Janet Jamieson)
    Gardner, Elise Bell (1895-1994) (pseudonym Janet Jamieson)
    MAXIE AND THE GOLDEN BIRD; or, The Mysterious Council of Seven (Maxie # 7)

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1939). Hardcover first edition - The seventh and final book in this series of adventures set in Caribbean and Latin America, featuring Maxie, a young American girl who "has the ability of turning every event in her life into the most absorbing and astounding adventures, and when she is sent to visit her only other Uncle in the British West Indies, it proves to be the beginning of not only an entirely new mode of living, but a series of tremendously thrilling adventures and stirring deeds that every girl will thoroughly enjoy." In this book, Maxie has just gotten her pilot's license. The author, a war bride who came to Canada after World…

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    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1939). Hardcover first edition - The seventh and final book in this series of adventures set in Caribbean and Latin America, featuring Maxie, a young American girl who "has the ability of turning every event in her life into the most absorbing and astounding adventures, and when she is sent to visit her only other Uncle in the British West Indies, it proves to be the beginning of not only an entirely new mode of living, but a series of tremendously thrilling adventures and stirring deeds that every girl will thoroughly enjoy." In this book, Maxie has just gotten her pilot's license. The author, a war bride who came to Canada after World War I, had spent part of her childhood in Trinidad, and also travelled to the West Indies again and so she knew the area well. Glossy frontispiece.. Lists to self both at the front of the book and in the ads at the rear. 210 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

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    Condition: Very good overall in blue cloth with black lettering and illustration on front cover (gift inscription dated 1943)

    Book ID: 76508
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  • RIVERS OF EMPIRE: Water, Aridity and the Growth of the American West. by Worster, Donald.
    Worster, Donald.
    RIVERS OF EMPIRE: Water, Aridity and the Growth of the American West.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1985) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the development of the American West in terms of control of water by the wealthy and technological elites, from the railroad barons to the wealthy growers of the Central Valley. Wallace Stegner called this an "important book, sure to be furiously debated, is a history of the West in terms of its most essential resource, water....It examines how manipulation of water has combined with frontier myths, expectations, and illusions, some of them carefully cultivated by interested parties, to create the ambiguous modern West.." SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. Worster received the Bancroft Prize in American history in 1980.Map, notes, index. x, 402 pp. ISBN: 0-39451680x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (small check marks in the margins on a few pages).

    Book ID: 76502
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  • NABOKOV IN AMERICA: On the Road to Lolita. by [Nabokov, Vladimir] Roper, Robert.
    [Nabokov, Vladimir] Roper, Robert.
    NABOKOV IN AMERICA: On the Road to Lolita.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2015). SIGNED first edition - A portrait of Vladimir Nabokov told through the lens of the years he spent in America - where he and Vera arrived in 1943, fleeing the Nazis. Roper discusses Nabokov's friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, but focuses on the journeys - 200,000 miles of them - which he took in the West, with his wife, Vera, and son Dmitri, in search of butterflies - on the two-lane highways and the roadside motels that he brings to life in Lolita. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs/ Bibliography, notes. 333 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76489
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  • OMON RA. by Pelevin, Victor.
    Pelevin, Victor.
    OMON RA.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1994). First edition - The first novel (preceded by books of short stories) by this award-winning Russian fabulist, the story of a young man who has dreamed of space flight since he was a boy, who enrolls as a cosmonaut, a devasting satire of the Soviet space program. George Saunders comments that "Pelevin is a brilliant satirist of things Soviet, but also of things human, our petty squabbles, haff-assed inventions and, above all, our corruptible dreams." Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield. 139 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed gray wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 76457
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  • YONDER STANDS YOUR ORPHAN. by Hannah, Barry (1942-2010)
    Hannah, Barry (1942-2010)
    YONDER STANDS YOUR ORPHAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Southern gothic novel by this award-winning writer - "Set in a lake community in the vicinity of Vicksburg, Miss., the story revolves around a fellow named Man Mortimer, a thief, pimp and murderer. . On his trail are Byron Egan, a somewhat reformed biker-turned-preacher and prophet, and Max Raymond, a former doctor who plays saxophone in a bar band . . .The plot is kaleidoscopic, with flashes and slashes of wonder, humor and the macabre expertly mixed." (PW) SIGNED on the title page. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-871138115.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.) Promotional book mark for Hannah's appearance laid in.

    Book ID: 76447
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  • CANDLEMOTH. by Ellory, Roger Jon.
    Ellory, Roger Jon.
    CANDLEMOTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Orion, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (his later books were written using just R. J. Ellory), Shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger for Best Thriller in 2003. A man on death row, found guilty of the horrific murder of his best friend Nathan12 years before. As he faces the long walk to the electric chair, he begins to tell his story to the prison chaplain, Father John Rousseau - beginning with his first meeting with Nathan, aged 6, on the shores of a lake outside Greenleaf, North Carolina in 1952, through first loves, Vietnam, the assassinations of Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and finally their flight from the draft which ended in…

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    London: Orion, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (his later books were written using just R. J. Ellory), Shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger for Best Thriller in 2003. A man on death row, found guilty of the horrific murder of his best friend Nathan12 years before. As he faces the long walk to the electric chair, he begins to tell his story to the prison chaplain, Father John Rousseau - beginning with his first meeting with Nathan, aged 6, on the shores of a lake outside Greenleaf, North Carolina in 1952, through first loves, Vietnam, the assassinations of Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and finally their flight from the draft which ended in Nathan's brutal murder. SIGNED on the title page. 344 pp. ISBN: 0-752856669.

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

    Book ID: 76422
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  • WORK. by Dixon, Stephen.
    Dixon, Stephen.
    WORK.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Ann Arbor, MI: Street Fiction Press, (1977). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, second book. We've all read author biographies which talk about the many varied jobs the author filled as they struggled to succeed as a writer: here is a novel which brings those biographies to life - substitute teacher, waiter, bartender, etc - a book which points out that "everyone and everything is now disposable." SIGNED on the title page. An uncommon paperback original, especially so signed. 189 pp. ISBN: 0-914908308.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76418
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  • THE ANCIENT ONES. by Lewis, Janet.
    Lewis, Janet.
    THE ANCIENT ONES.

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback original.

    Portola Valley, CA: No Dead Lines, 1979. SIGNED first edition - Chapbook with poems by Lewis, illustrated with drawings by Daniel M. Mandelowitz. SIGNED by Lewis on the first page. One of only 300 copies. Oblong format, unpaginated.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled brown wrappers (ownership name of poet Elizabeth Harrod on first page)

    Book ID: 76411
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • FLYING LESSONS: Selected Poems. by Jiles, Paulette.
    Jiles, Paulette.
    FLYING LESSONS: Selected Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1995. SIGNED first edition - A collection of poems spanning the previous decade by this author, born in Missouri who lived for many years in Canada and who was the first American to win Canada's Governor General award for poetry. Included are selections from Song of the Rising Sun, the Jesse James Poems, her award winning Celestial Navigation and more. SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with info stamped inside front cover. 92 pp. ISBN: 0-195410971.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76406
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  • DRAWING THE R.A.F.: A Book of Portraits. by Kennington, Eric.
    Kennington, Eric.
    DRAWING THE R.A.F.: A Book of Portraits.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Oxford University Press, 1942. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes brief biographies of each of the R.A.F. members pictured. Illustrated with a photographic frontispiece of Kennington and 52 portraits, 4 of which are in full color and tipped-in. Introduction by by Sir Ronald Storrs, foreword by Air Chief Marshall Sir Charles Portal. INSCRIBED by Kennington on the title page and dated "New Year 1944" 143 pp.

    Condition: Very good in teal boards in a rather poor dust jacket (one tipped in plate missing, bookplate on front endpaper, overall chipping and edgewear to the dj, most of front flap of dj torn off - price is still present.) Very uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 76396
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  • AFRICAN TEXTILES AND DECORATIVE ARTS. by Sieber, Roy; Museum of Modern Art.
    Sieber, Roy; Museum of Modern Art.
    AFRICAN TEXTILES AND DECORATIVE ARTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Museum of Modern Art, New York, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive book on African textiles and personal adornments, with examples selected from over 2400 items in 77 private and public collections. Pprepared for 1973 exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Includes textiles, clothing and headresses, as well as decorative arts including jewelry, body tattoos and scarification patterns. Illustrated with 244 photographs, 40 in full color. Map. Notes, bibliography. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-870702289.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (neat comment on title page, price-clipped, some light edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 76388
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  • EUDORA WELTY'S CHRONICLE: A Story of Mississippi Life. by Devlin, Albert J.
    Devlin, Albert J.
    EUDORA WELTY'S CHRONICLE: A Story of Mississippi Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at Welty's fiction written over a period of five decades and how it creates a picture of Mississippi life from its early history through its contemporary racial turmoil, Notes at the end of each chapter, index. xvi, 223 pp. ISBN: 0-878051767.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76387
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  • FAITHFUL ARE THE WOUNDS. by Sarton, May
    Sarton, May
    FAITHFUL ARE THE WOUNDS.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Gollancz, 1955. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Uncommon first English edition of this early Sarton novel, described as a vivid dramatization of the plight of the embattled American liberal during the McCarthy era. Set in the world of Harvard and Cambridge. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "For Louis and Phyl w love from the old reccom (?)" and dated March 1969. 239 pp.

    Condition: Very good in burgundy boards in a very good dj - usual light toning to the pages, rear flap of dj beginning to separate along fold, some staining there.

    Book ID: 76385
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  • INNER LANDSCAPE: Poems. by Sarton, May
    Sarton, May
    INNER LANDSCAPE: Poems.

    Edition: First US printing from English sheets.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, [1939]. Hardcover first edition - Her very uncommon third book - Peter's biography of Sarton quotes her as saying that she bought 50 copies for friends, and she thinks that was all that sold.

    Condition: Very good+ in coarse beige cloth with blue and rust lettering (bookplate, some rubbing to the lettering on the spine, some normal toning to the endpapers, and severe toning to pages 48-49 from a newspaper clipping being laid in.)

    Book ID: 76384
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • THE RULES OF ATTRACTION. by Ellis, Bret Easton.
    Ellis, Bret Easton.
    THE RULES OF ATTRACTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by the author of 'Less Than Zero.' Set at a small liberal arts college in New England this is an "amusing but rueful look at three students entangled in a curious romantic triangle." Basis for the film of the same name. 283 pp. ISBN: 0-671-62234X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 76381
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  • ARROW RELEASE DISTRIBUTIONS: University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, Volume 23. Number 4. by Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred L. 1876-1960)
    Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred L. 1876-1960)
    ARROW RELEASE DISTRIBUTIONS: University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, Volume 23. Number 4.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1927. First edition - A monograph by this noted and early anthropologist, of interest because of the information it includes on the pull used by the Yahi of Northern California, information learned from Ishi, the last of his tribe, who spent the last 5 years of his life living at the Museum of Anthropology at UC San Francisco. Pages 283-296

    Condition: Fine in gray stapled wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 76372
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, 1997. by [Anthology, signed ] Proulx, E. Annie, editor. T. Coraghessan Boyle, signed..
    [Anthology, signed ] Proulx, E. Annie, editor. T. Coraghessan Boyle, signed..
    THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, 1997.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin. (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Contributors includeT. C. Boyle, Karen Bender, Ha Jin, Robert Stone, Jonathan Franzen, Junot Diaz, Jeffrey Eugenides and more. SIGNED by T. C. Boyle at "Killing Babies." Included are notes on each contributor and a brief commentary by each one on the genesis of that particular short story. 381 pp. ISBN: 0-395-798663.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 76364
    Keywords: Anthology
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  • THE SEVEN LADY GODIVAS. by Dr Seuss (Theodor Geisel, 1904 -1991.)
    Dr Seuss (Theodor Geisel, 1904 -1991.)
    THE SEVEN LADY GODIVAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - "The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family reissued by Multitudinous Demand." Commemorative Edition of a book originally published in 1939. Needless to say, this is not a children's book, although it has Seuss's trademark tongue-in-cheek humor and delightful illustrations. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-394562690.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76355
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  • ARDMORE: Memory and Story. by Lincoln, Siobhan.
    Lincoln, Siobhan.
    ARDMORE: Memory and Story.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Ardmore, Waterford, Ireland: Ardmore Pottery Shop, (2000). SIGNED first edition - A combination of local history, traditions with a dash of humor, by a woman born in Ardmore in 1919 and who lived there all her life. Ardmore is a small seaside village o the south coast of Ireland, with a history going back to at least the 5th century. SIGNED on the title page. Foreword by Fergal Keane. Illustrated with photographs, some in full color. Double page hand-drawn map. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-953890309.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (inscription on title page).

    Book ID: 76346
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  • YELLOW PINE BASIN The Story of a Prospector. by Catlin, Henry G.
    Catlin, Henry G.
    YELLOW PINE BASIN The Story of a Prospector.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: George H. Richmond & Co 1897. Hardcover first edition - A novel which follows the adventures of prospectors Bud and Zeb in the California gold fields. Years later, Catlin was involved with the Croesus Mine in Eureka, Nevada -and while this venture might have failed because of crashing silver prices after World War I, his "concept was bold and envisioned a level of automation never before seen in Nevada mining. A two-mile aerial tram to a modern smelter eliminated ore teams and reduced ores on location for direct transport by rail to the main east-west line." iv, 214 pp. Top edge gilt, fore-edge untrimmed.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with an illustrated binding with gilt lettering designed by Alice Morse (some foxing to the endpapers, not affecting the text.)

    Book ID: 76340
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  • ELEPHANT ROCKS. by Ryan, Kay.
    Ryan, Kay.
    ELEPHANT ROCKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early collection of poems by this former US poet laureate. 84 pp. ISBN: 0-802115861.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (short closed tear to the bottom edge of the back cover of the dj).

    Book ID: 71657
    Keywords: poet laureate, Poetry
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  • POETICAL REMAINS OF THE LATE LUCY HOOPER, collected and arranged; with a memoir, by John Keese. by Hooper, Lucy (1816 - 1841) Keese, John, editor.
    Hooper, Lucy (1816 - 1841) Keese, John, editor.
    POETICAL REMAINS OF THE LATE LUCY HOOPER, collected and arranged; with a memoir, by John Keese.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Samuel Colman, 1842. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous collection of poems by Lucy Hooper, with a memoir by John Keese and several tributes to her memory by John Greenleaf Whittier and others. The poem by Whittier begins "They tell me, Lucy, thou art dead, / That all of thee we loved and cherished / Has with thy summer roses perished;" Hooper, who died at just 25, is best known for the "Lady's Book of Flowers and Poetry" which she edited, and partially wrote. Drawing upon her passions for both botany and poetry, this is still considered one of the best early examples of that type of book. This, the first of two posthumous books of her poetry, is very scarce. 291 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in original dark brown cloth with embossed decorations on the covers, gilt titling and decorations on spine - some wear to ends of spine and corners, but tight and sturdy. Significant foxing to the pages and the the title page is torn along the gutter but not totally disconnected. Gift inscription dated 1848 on front endpaper.

    Book ID: 69554
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  • THE BEST OF IT: New and Selected Poems. by Ryan, Kay.
    Ryan, Kay.
    THE BEST OF IT: New and Selected Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first book after her surprise appointment as US Poet Laureate, winner of the Pulitzer Prize (which described this as "a body of work spanning 45 years, witty, rebellious and yet tender, a treasure trove of an iconoclastic and joyful mind") and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. Index. 270 pp. ISBN: 978-0802119148.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63993
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  • THE LOLLIPOP TROLLOPS and Other Poems. by Theroux, Alexander (cover by Edward Gorey)
    Theroux, Alexander (cover by Edward Gorey)
    THE LOLLIPOP TROLLOPS and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a limited edition.

    Normal, Illinois: Dalkey Archive, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Gathers the poems written over several decades, by this writer who describes himself as a novelist first. Introduction by Theroux. Dust jacket design by fellow Cape Cod resident Edward Gorey (the illustration is repeated on the colophon page.) The hardcover edition was reportedly limited to 340 copies of which 100 were to be signed and numbered - this copy includes the colophon with the space for numbering, but is not signed on that page. Instead it is SIGNED by Theroux on the dedication page. Index of first lines. xviii, 171 pp. ISBN: 1564780074.

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

    Book ID: 61516
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • GHOST SICKNESS. by Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    GHOST SICKNESS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, (1997). SIGNED first edition - Award-winning writer's second collection of poems - he "has captured the grief of a parent's passage in death, multiplied ten-fold by violence" (Denise Chavez) SIGNED on the title page. Includes a translation of the poems which are in Spanish. 95 pp. ISBN: 0-938317-30X.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (light crease to lower corner of back cover).

    Book ID: 61191
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  • THE BRANCH WILL NOT BREAK: Poems. by Wright, James.
    Wright, James.
    THE BRANCH WILL NOT BREAK: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (1963) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third collection by this award-winning poet, many set in his native mid-West. 59 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some toning to the back cover of the dj, a bit of wear to top of spine.) Uncommon in the hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 60940
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • SOME POEMS BY PAUL KLEE by Klee, Paul (1879-1940); Anselm Hollo, Translator.
    Klee, Paul (1879-1940); Anselm Hollo, Translator.
    SOME POEMS BY PAUL KLEE

    Edition: First printing.

    Lowestoft, Suffolk: Scorpion Press, (1962.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first appearance in English of these poems, which were only discovered after Klee's death. Translated with a brief introduction by Anselm Hollo. 35 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in red cloth in a very good dustjacket (some toning and light edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 57094
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  • COMING INTO EIGHTY. by Sarton, May.
    Sarton, May.
    COMING INTO EIGHTY.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Norton, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A wonderful collection - Sarton in her preface writes "here I am, writing poems in my seventy-ninth and eightieth years, and the reason is partly because I am a foreigner in the land of old age and have tried to learn its language." Warmly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper in Sarton's miniscule handwriting, but less legible than usual. Laid in the program for the Service in Celebration of the Life of May Sarton, Nelson, New Hampshire, Sat Oct 7, 1995. 80 pp plus 16 pp program in stiff stapled wrappers. ISBN: 0-393-036898.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Program is also very near fine.

    Book ID: 56625
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  • THE DELICACY AND STRENGTH OF LACE: Letters by Silko, Leslie Marmon and Wright, James (edited by Anne Wright)
    Silko, Leslie Marmon and Wright, James (edited by Anne Wright)
    THE DELICACY AND STRENGTH OF LACE: Letters

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    St Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, (1986.). SIGNED first edition - A moving 18 month exchange of letters between two very different writers who only met twice: once at a writer's conference in 1975 and for a second time in the hospital room where the Pulitzer Prize winning poet James Wright lay dying of cancer. SIGNED on the title page by Silko. Edited and with an introduction by Anne Wright. Uncommon first issue with the $8.00 price on the rear cover. 106 pp. ISBN: 0-915308-746.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff glossy wrappers (a hint of fading to the spine.)

    Book ID: 53023
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  • THE TATTOOED DESERT. by Shelton, Richard.
    Shelton, Richard.
    THE TATTOOED DESERT.

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

    Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1971.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the 1970 US award at the International Poetry forum. A collection of 47 poems, most set in the desert-mountains of Southern Arizona. INSCRIBED and dated on the page opposite the title page. "For -- an old book from an old writer." 73 pp. ISBN: 0-8229-32121.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 49298
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  • TOMBOY BRIDE by Backus, Harriet Fish
    Backus, Harriet Fish
    TOMBOY BRIDE

    Edition: First edition.

    Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A Woman's Personal Account of Life in the Mining Camps of the West" - in 1908, right after their marriage in Denver, Harriet and her husband George, a mining engineer, went to the Tomboy Mine in the San Juan mountains of Colorado above Telluride. Later they were at the copper mines in British Columbia and at remote mines in Idaho. By 1913, they had returned to Colorado - to Leadville - where George helped developed a process for milling molybdenum during the years of the first World War. The Tomboy closed in 1925, the copper mines of Britannia in 1934, but the Climax went on to become one…

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    Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A Woman's Personal Account of Life in the Mining Camps of the West" - in 1908, right after their marriage in Denver, Harriet and her husband George, a mining engineer, went to the Tomboy Mine in the San Juan mountains of Colorado above Telluride. Later they were at the copper mines in British Columbia and at remote mines in Idaho. By 1913, they had returned to Colorado - to Leadville - where George helped developed a process for milling molybdenum during the years of the first World War. The Tomboy closed in 1925, the copper mines of Britannia in 1934, but the Climax went on to become one of the greatest mining enterprises - because of molybdenum. Very personally INSCRIBED opposite the title page to "my dear friends who had much affection for my beloved George." Illustrated with photographs. 273 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (a few dates and "read" on front endpaper, dj is tearing along fold of front flap, now protected by an archival cover)

    Book ID: 76337
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  • THE YOUNG CONTINENTALS AT BUNKER HILL, #2 in series. by McIntyre, John T. (1871-1951)
    McIntyre, John T. (1871-1951)
    THE YOUNG CONTINENTALS AT BUNKER HILL, #2 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1910. Hardcover first edition - The second book in this series set during the American Revolution featuring a group of four young boys and written "for boys from 12 to 17." Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and six internal glossy plates by Ralph L. Boyer. Introduction by the author. McIntyre is also known for his crime fiction, his realistic novels of the underside of Philadelphia (he grew up in the tough slum of Northern Liberties) and for his historical novels. 347 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated orange cloth with white lettering - previous owner's name on front endpaper, but an unusually fresh and bright copy of a rather hard to find title.

    Book ID: 76324
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  • A FRONTIER GIRL OF PENNSYLVANIA, #5 in series. by Curtis, Alice Turner (1860-1958)
    Curtis, Alice Turner (1860-1958)
    A FRONTIER GIRL OF PENNSYLVANIA, #5 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, (1937). Hardcover first edition - The final book in this series focusing on girls on the frontier, by the author best known for the Little Maid series. Set in 1690, this is the story of fourteen year old Constance who is excited to move from Philadephia to the frontier 100 miles west, where her father has been given a large land grant. Illustrated by Hattie Longstreet with a glossy frontispiece and two internal glossy plates. Only lists the first 4 titles in this series at the front of the book. 277 pp. Green and white illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Good overall in apple green cloth with black lettering - some fading to the spine covering and rubbing and wear to the sides, but the title is still easily legible and the book is tight and sturdy, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76322
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  • THE AUDACITY OF INEZ BURNS: Dreams, Desire, Treachery and Ruin in the City of Gold. by [Burns, Inez] Bloom, Stephen G.
    [Burns, Inez] Bloom, Stephen G.
    THE AUDACITY OF INEZ BURNS: Dreams, Desire, Treachery and Ruin in the City of Gold.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Regan Arts, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based on years of research, this is an account of the life - and downfall - of Inez Burns, born in the slums of San Francisco who transformed herself into one of the richest women in the city - as an abortionist, credited with performing over 50,000 of the safest and most hygenic abortions available, for everyone from poor women already burdened with too many children to rich wives, Hollywood stars and others. Pat Brown (later governor and father of Jerry Brown) was determined to take her down - and eventually succeeded when she was 61 in having her convicted. She died in 1976, 3 years after Roe…

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    New York: Regan Arts, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based on years of research, this is an account of the life - and downfall - of Inez Burns, born in the slums of San Francisco who transformed herself into one of the richest women in the city - as an abortionist, credited with performing over 50,000 of the safest and most hygenic abortions available, for everyone from poor women already burdened with too many children to rich wives, Hollywood stars and others. Pat Brown (later governor and father of Jerry Brown) was determined to take her down - and eventually succeeded when she was 61 in having her convicted. She died in 1976, 3 years after Roe vs Wade revolutionized women's choices. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2017. Many photographs, endnotes. 428 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-1682450093.

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

    Book ID: 76305
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  • LA AUSTRIALIA DEL ESPIRITU SANTO: The Journal of Fray Martin de Munilla O.F.M. and other documents relating to The Voyage of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros to the South Sea (1605 - 1606) and the Franciscan Missionary Plan (1617 - 1627). TWO VOLUME SET. by Munilla, Fray Martin de.
    Munilla, Fray Martin de.
    LA AUSTRIALIA DEL ESPIRITU SANTO: The Journal of Fray Martin de Munilla O.F.M. and other documents relating to The Voyage of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros to the South Sea (1605 - 1606) and the Franciscan Missionary Plan (1617 - 1627). TWO VOLUME SET.

    Edition: First edition.

    Cambridge: By the Hakluyt Society at the University Press. 1966. Hardcover first edition - A work translated and edited by Celsus Kelly O.F.M. with ethnological introduction, appendix, and other contributions by G.S. Parsonson. 2 volumes. Folded frontispiece map in Volume 1, a total of 11 plates, 4 maps & 3 tables in both volumes. The Hakluyt Society Second Series No CXXVI & CXXVII. Bibliography and index in Volume 2. Volume 1 - xvii, 270 pp; Volume 2 - xv, 272-446 pp

    Condition: Very good in original blue cloth with gilt stamping to spine and front cover - some toning to volume 2, previous owner's name, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76298
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  • WHERE THEY FOUND HER. by McCreight, Kimberly.
    McCreight, Kimberly.
    WHERE THEY FOUND HER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2015). SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, the story of events surrounding the discovery of the body of an infant in the river - told from the viewpoint of three women in the town. SIGNED on the title page. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76296
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  • TEMATY 11, LATO 1964. by [Poetry] [Bogan, Louise, signed] Bell, Daniel, Brzezinski Zbigniew and others, editors.
    [Poetry] [Bogan, Louise, signed] Bell, Daniel, Brzezinski Zbigniew and others, editors.
    TEMATY 11, LATO 1964.

    Edition: First printing.

    Nowy Jork / New York: Perspectives in Culture, 1964. SIGNED first edition - Journal which publishes works of American authors in Polish - this issue includes works from Nathaniel Hawthorne and Mark Twain to Saul Bellow and Eleanor Clark. SIGNED by Louise Bogan at her contribution "Rozmowki" with the notation "My first appearance in Polish!" Text in Polish throughout. 192 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed tan wrappers.

    Book ID: 76295
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  • CUSTOM ROD THREAD ART. by Clemens, Dale P.
    Clemens, Dale P.
    CUSTOM ROD THREAD ART.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wescosville, PA: RodCrafter Press. (1982) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes over 100 patterns and explains the techniques used for this art. Illustrated with numerous drawings, black-and-white photographs and a selection of full-color photographs. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page. 221 pp. ISBN: .

    Condition: Very near fine in brown cloth in a very good dust jacket (some edgewear and short tears to dj)

    Book ID: 76286
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  • ADVANCED CUSTOM ROD BUILDING. by Clemens, Dale P.
    Clemens, Dale P.
    ADVANCED CUSTOM ROD BUILDING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Winchester Press. (1978) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A guide to "how the average angler can design, build and embelish a rod that will reflect his desires and needs." Illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, drawings and charts. Includes chapters on glues, reel seats, grips, wraps, finishes and tools. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page. Index. xiii, 354 pp. ISBN: 0-876912587.

    Condition: Very near fine in brown cloth in a very good dust jacket (some edgewear and short tears to dj)

    Book ID: 76285
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  • PINOCCHIO'S NOSE. by Charyn, Jerome.
    Charyn, Jerome.
    PINOCCHIO'S NOSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel by this award-winning author, the story of Jerome "who unlocks the true erotic soul of Pinocchio . .. As Jerome travels from Manhattan to Paris to Rome to Texas, as well as back and forth in time, he meets a host of brillantly created characters" Briefly INSCRIBED on the half title page to the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens with a small drawing of Pinocchio on the title page. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-877954380.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (toning to the dj)

    Book ID: 76272
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  • THE TERROR and promotional brochure. by Simmons, Dan.
    Simmons, Dan.
    THE TERROR and promotional brochure.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (2007.). First edition - "A beautifully written historical novel, which injects a note of supernatural horror into the 1840s Franklin expedition and its doomed search for the Northwest Passage. Sir John Franklin, the leader of the expedition and captain of the Erebus, is an aging fool. Francis Crozier, his second in command and captain of the Terror, is a competent sailor, but embittered after years of seeing lesser men with better connections given preferment over him. With their two ships quickly trapped in pack ice, their voyage is a disaster from start to finish. Some men perish from disease, others from the cold, still others from botulism traced to tinned food purchased from the lowest bidder.…

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    Boston: Little Brown, (2007.). First edition - "A beautifully written historical novel, which injects a note of supernatural horror into the 1840s Franklin expedition and its doomed search for the Northwest Passage. Sir John Franklin, the leader of the expedition and captain of the Erebus, is an aging fool. Francis Crozier, his second in command and captain of the Terror, is a competent sailor, but embittered after years of seeing lesser men with better connections given preferment over him. With their two ships quickly trapped in pack ice, their voyage is a disaster from start to finish. Some men perish from disease, others from the cold, still others from botulism traced to tinned food purchased from the lowest bidder. Madness, mutiny and cannibalism follow. And then there's the monstrous creature from the ice, the thing like a polar bear but many times larger, possessed of a dark and vicious intelligence. This complex tale should find many devoted readers and add significantly to Simmons's already considerable reputation." (PW review) Nominated for the 2008 British Fantasy Award. Double page map frontispiece. 769 pp. Accompanying the book is an attractive promotional piece, in white and pale blue, with black lettering - a single sheet of cardstock with multiple folds, and a "letter" on onion skin paper inside.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy). Brochure is also fine.

    Book ID: 76245
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  • LETTERS FROM KATRINA: Stories of Hope and Inspiration. by Hoog, Mark, editor; Kim Lemaire, photographs.
    Hoog, Mark, editor; Kim Lemaire, photographs.
    LETTERS FROM KATRINA: Stories of Hope and Inspiration.

    Edition: First printing.

    Longmont, Colorado: Growing Fields Books, (2007). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautiful book with photographs and letters of some of the children involved in a project to send books and letters to survivors of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf States, and with their replies about what it was like living through that disaster. It began in one elementary classroom in Colorado and eventually included schools, classrooms and students from California to Virginia. "In searching their heart and mind for meaningful words to write...the children found their own voice of value and a way to make their own special contribution." Full color photographs on every page by Kim Lemaire. SIGNED on the title page by Mark Hoog. Large oblong format. 96 pp. ISBN: 978-0977039197.

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

    Book ID: 76232
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  • MEASURES OF POISON. by McMillan, Dennis, editor. Bill Pronzini, signed.
    McMillan, Dennis, editor. Bill Pronzini, signed.
    MEASURES OF POISON.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson, AZ: Dennis McMillan Publications, 2002. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collects 24 short stories and one screenplay, all previously unpublished and most written for this book which was issued to celebrate publisher Dennis McMillan's twentieth anniversary in publishing. Illustrated throughout by Joe Servello and Scott Musgrove. SIGNED by Dennis McMillan on the title page and by Bill Pronzini at his story "Dago Red." Also includes contributions from James Crumley, Michael Connelly, George P. Pelecanos, Janwillem Van de Wetering, Jon A. Jackson, Rick DeMarinis, Kent Harrington, Kent Anderson, Charles Willeford, Howard Browne, Charles Fischer, A.A. Attanasio, Scott Phillips, Bob Truluck, Craig Miles Miller, Doug Levin, Purnell Christian, Jesse Sublett, Gary Phillips, Christopher Cook, Don Herron, Jim Nisbet, James Durham…

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    Tucson, AZ: Dennis McMillan Publications, 2002. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collects 24 short stories and one screenplay, all previously unpublished and most written for this book which was issued to celebrate publisher Dennis McMillan's twentieth anniversary in publishing. Illustrated throughout by Joe Servello and Scott Musgrove. SIGNED by Dennis McMillan on the title page and by Bill Pronzini at his story "Dago Red." Also includes contributions from James Crumley, Michael Connelly, George P. Pelecanos, Janwillem Van de Wetering, Jon A. Jackson, Rick DeMarinis, Kent Harrington, Kent Anderson, Charles Willeford, Howard Browne, Charles Fischer, A.A. Attanasio, Scott Phillips, Bob Truluck, Craig Miles Miller, Doug Levin, Purnell Christian, Jesse Sublett, Gary Phillips, Christopher Cook, Don Herron, Jim Nisbet, James Durham and James Sallis. One of 1000 copies bound in black cloth with gilt skull and crossbones on front cover, gilt lettering on the spine (out of a total edition of 1400 copies) Dust jacket design by Michael Kellner. 710 pp. ISBN: 0-939767414.

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

    Book ID: 76224
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  • ECLIPSE. by Banville, John.
    Banville, John.
    ECLIPSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Picador, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which "alloys mystery, fable, and ghost story with poignant psychological acuity to forge the riveting story of a man wary of the future, plagued by the past, and so uncertain in the present that he cannot discern the spectral from the real." SIGNED on the title page. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-330339338.

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

    Book ID: 76223
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