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  • THE UNCALLED. by Dunbar, Paul Laurence (1872-1906)
    Dunbar, Paul Laurence (1872-1906)
    THE UNCALLED.

    Edition: Early reprint.

    New York: International Association of Newspapers and Authors, 1901. Hardcover - Dunbar's first novel, originally published in 1898, and uncommon for its time in that he
    "crossed the colorline" to write about a white minister and the white woman who had raised him after the early death of his mother. 255 pp plus 10 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with light blue and black lettering and illustrations.

    Book ID: 79345
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  • IN SEARCH OF COLOR EVERYWHERE, a Collection of African-American Poetry. by (Anthology, signed) Miller, E. Ethelbert, editor, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, Michelle Clinton and others, signed.
    (Anthology, signed) Miller, E. Ethelbert, editor, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, Michelle Clinton and others, signed.
    IN SEARCH OF COLOR EVERYWHERE, a Collection of African-American Poetry.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stewatt, Tabori & Chang, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A lovely book, slightly oversized, illustrated by Terrance Cummings. The poems are arranged thematically, and so in the section on "Freedom" Henry Dumas's "Root Song" is followed by the 19th c poet, Frances E. W. Harper's "The Slave Auction." SIGNED by SEVEN contributors - E. Ethelbert Miller on the title page, Alice Walker and Ntozake Shange on the half title page, and Michelle Clinton, Peter Harris, Al Young and Ishmael Reed at their contributions. Many of the signatures are dated 1994 in the year of publication. Index of title and of authors. ISBN: 1-556703392.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (light coffee splash to upper edge of textblock, slightly affecting the interior of the dj and the front pastedown, not affecting the actual text of the book, which is otherwise a tight and sturdy copy) Uncommon with several signatures.

    Book ID: 79343
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  • DELTA TIME: Mississippi Photographs. by Light, Ken.
    Light, Ken.
    DELTA TIME: Mississippi Photographs.

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

    Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1995). First edition - Powerful and compassionate photographs which reveal the poverty in the Mississippi Delta region - and the strength and dignity of those who endure that poverty - in the cotton fields, in the cotton gins and in their homes. Foreword by Robert Moses and an afterword by Ken Light in which he describes the four and a half years he spent taking these photographs. Large square format. xvi, 125 pp. ISBN: -560984894.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 79340
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  • EVEN MONEY. by Francis, Dick and Felix Francis.
    Francis, Dick and Felix Francis.
    EVEN MONEY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third thriller written in collaboration by this father and son, one set in the world of thoroughbred racing, but which focuses on Ned Talbot, a licensed bookmaker who inherited the business from his grandfather. SIGNED on the title page by BOTH Dick Francis and Felix Francis. 350 pp. ISBN: 978-0399155918.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79327
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  • LEAVE NO TRACE. by Mejia, Mindy.
    Mejia, Mindy.
    LEAVE NO TRACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Emily Bestler Books, (2018). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third novel, a thriller set in northern Minnesota in the Boundary Waters area. "Ten years ago a man and his son trekked into this wilderness asnd never returned, until now." SIGNED on the title page. 319 pp. ISBN: 978-1501177361.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79326
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  • THE GREAT MORNING. by Lathbury, Clarence.
    Lathbury, Clarence.
    THE GREAT MORNING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: The Nunc Licet Press, 1911. Hardcover first edition - A rather hard to find title by this prolific religious writer, a collection of three essays on death and life after death. Lathbury was originally ordained as a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church but moved to the Swedenborgian influenced New Church in 1892. Frontispiece illustration of angels, with a tissue guard, facing a hymn entitled "Aspiration" by Mary A. Lathbury, the author's sister. The name of the press - "Nunc Licet" - is a Latin phrase which means "Now it is allowed." Swedenborg adopted this inscription as a way of expressing the idea that now people are allowed to use their intellects to explore issues of faith in…

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    Minneapolis: The Nunc Licet Press, 1911. Hardcover first edition - A rather hard to find title by this prolific religious writer, a collection of three essays on death and life after death. Lathbury was originally ordained as a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church but moved to the Swedenborgian influenced New Church in 1892. Frontispiece illustration of angels, with a tissue guard, facing a hymn entitled "Aspiration" by Mary A. Lathbury, the author's sister. The name of the press - "Nunc Licet" - is a Latin phrase which means "Now it is allowed." Swedenborg adopted this inscription as a way of expressing the idea that now people are allowed to use their intellects to explore issues of faith in Scripture that were, for various reasons, formerly shrouded in mystery. A small volume, 71 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in white cloth with gilt lettering and illustration on front cover.

    Book ID: 79325
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  • STEALING SUGAR FROM THE CASTLE: Selected Poems, 1950 to 2013. by Bly, Robert.
    Bly, Robert.
    STEALING SUGAR FROM THE CASTLE: Selected Poems, 1950 to 2013.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2013). Hardcover first edition - A significant selection of poems from over 60 years of writing by this award-winning poet who was "influenced by Emerson and Thoreau, inspired by spiritual traditions from Sufism to Gnosticism." Includes eight new poems from 2012-2013. Index. xxii, 378 pp. ISBN: 978-0393240078.

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

    Book ID: 79316
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • GUINEVERE'S LOVER. by Glyn, Elinor (1864-1943)
    Glyn, Elinor (1864-1943)
    GUINEVERE'S LOVER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1913. Hardcover first edition - This story of a woman, married to a much older man as a young girl, who finds love with her neighbor later in life is, in many ways typical of her somewhat scandalous romantic novels of the time - but this one is distinguished by a rather open racism. The wife of her lover (and the lover to her son) is depicted as a beautiful savage of uncertain descent, despite being the daughter of a Lord - and Guinevere's more worldly sister describes her at one point as a "nigger out for a holiday." Frontispiece portrait. Rather uncommon in the first edition, 357 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in red boards with cream lettering on spine and front cover (some spine slant, sunning and fading to spine) , no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79297
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  • Harris, Charlaine.
    CLUB DEAD.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Ace Books, (2003). SIGNED first edition - The third Sookie Stackhouse novel - a Southern vampire novel, basis for the television series TrueBlood. SIGNED on the title page. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-441010512.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 79286
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  • [Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987] Brown, Cynthia Stokes, editor.
    READY FROM WITHIN: SEPTIMA CLARK AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Navarro, CA: Wild Trees Press. (1985). First edition - A first person narrative" by this teacher, activist and pioneer in grassroots citizenship education, whom Martin Luther King called the Mother of the Movement edited and with an introduction by Cynthia Brown. Septima Clark was born in 1898 in Charleston, South Carolina, the daughter of a former slave and a laundrywoman, and she taught for over 30 years in South Carolina. In 1956 she was fired for refusing to disavow her membership in the NAACP, and after that she worked fulltime in running workshops, first for Highlander and later for the SCLC and the American Field Service, where taught people basic literacy skills, their rights and duties as U.S. citizens,…

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    Navarro, CA: Wild Trees Press. (1985). First edition - A first person narrative" by this teacher, activist and pioneer in grassroots citizenship education, whom Martin Luther King called the Mother of the Movement edited and with an introduction by Cynthia Brown. Septima Clark was born in 1898 in Charleston, South Carolina, the daughter of a former slave and a laundrywoman, and she taught for over 30 years in South Carolina. In 1956 she was fired for refusing to disavow her membership in the NAACP, and after that she worked fulltime in running workshops, first for Highlander and later for the SCLC and the American Field Service, where taught people basic literacy skills, their rights and duties as U.S. citizens, and how to fill out voter registration forms. Among those who participated in one of her workshops was Rosa Parks. Illustrated with photographs. Includes a chronology and notes on sources. 134 pp. Wild Trees Press which published this account was founded by Alice Walker and Robert Allen. ISBN: 0-931125049.

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    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (hint of sunning to the spine)

    Book ID: 79267
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  • Harris, Charlaine.
    LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Ace Books, (2002). SIGNED first edition - The second Sookie Stackhouse novel. SIGNED on the title page. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-44109239.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77242
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  • Harris, Charlaine.
    DEAD UNTIL DARK.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Ace Books, (2001). SIGNED first edition - The hard to find first Sookie Stackhouse novel published as a paperback original. SIGNED on the title page. 260 pp. ISBN: 978-0441015979.

    Condition: Very near fine (usual light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 77241
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  • THE MAGIC ISLAND. by Seabrook, W. B.; Illustrated by Alexander King
    Seabrook, W. B.; Illustrated by Alexander King
    THE MAGIC ISLAND.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: The Literary Guild, 1929. dj. Hardcover - An early edition (same year as the first) of this extremely popular book at the time, a first hand account of voodoo rituals and witchcraft in Haiti that William Seabrook experienced during his stay there in the 1920s. It has been credited with introducing the idea of a zombies to Western culture. It also includes the the story of Faustin Wirkus, a young U.S. Marine Sergeant from Pennsylvania sent by the American administration to the remote island of La Gonave to take charge of the gendarme, who was declared king by the natives and reigned there for several years. Illustrated with 20 full page drawings by Alexander King and photographs by the author. x, 336 pp.

    Condition: Very good in yellow cloth (marginal tears to a few pages, not affecting the text) in a good dust jacket with the stylized geometric cover illustration used by the Literary Guild at the time. (tear to spine, loss of approximately 1/2 at base of spine, overall edgewear.

    Book ID: 79258
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  • THE CELESTIAL BUFFET and Other Morsels of Murder. by Dunlap, Susan.
    Dunlap, Susan.
    THE CELESTIAL BUFFET and Other Morsels of Murder.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norfolk, VA: Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first collection of short mystery stories by this award winning author - it includes seventeen stories, four featuring Jill Smith and one with Kiernan O'Shaughnessy as well as two tales of "The Celestial Detective" who investigates crime in the Afterlife or rather crimes that sent someone to the Afterlife. Each section has an introduction by Dunlap. A limited edition, one of 250 copies, each individually numbered and signedby Dunlap on the limitation page. 213 pp plus a Susan Dunlap checklist, colophon and 4 pp publisher's ads. A separately printed pamphlet 'A Tail of Two Cities: A Jill Smith Story' in red stapled wrappers is in a pocket on the rear pastedown. ISBN: 1-885941536.

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

    Book ID: 79235
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  • AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE OLD STATE HOUSE OF PENNSYLVANIA Now Known As the Hall of Independence by Etting, Frank M.
    Etting, Frank M.
    AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE OLD STATE HOUSE OF PENNSYLVANIA Now Known As the Hall of Independence

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1876. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with 29 plates, most with tissue guards, including a frontispiece and illustrated title page, two folding plates and one double page spread, as well 55 textual illustrations. A large octavo. Index. 204 pages.

    Condition: Good overall in burnt sienna colored cloth with gilt lettering on spine, small gilt illustration of the Hall on Independence on front cover (wear and fraying to the ends of the spine and some tearing along the upper side of the spine, corners rubbed, very light foxing to a few pages, but overall tight and clean, the illustrations are all fine.

    Book ID: 79220
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  • THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS: Essays. by Gay, Ross.
    Gay, Ross.
    THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS: Essays.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2019. SIGNED first edition - A small volume of lyric essays written over one year by this award winning poet - while he notes that racism, kindness, politics, books, music and gardening are often on his mind, this is first of all a record of the small joys we often overlook in our busy lives. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2018. 273 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79218
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  • A DREAM DEFERRED: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America by Steele, Shelby
    Steele, Shelby
    A DREAM DEFERRED: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Another look at the relationship between the races in America by the National Book Critics Circle Award winning author. SIGNED on the title pag and dated in 1998, the year of publication. xv, 185 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0168234.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79206
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  • WOMEN, CULTURE & POLITICS by Davis, Angela Y.
    Davis, Angela Y.
    WOMEN, CULTURE & POLITICS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of recent writing and speeches on contemporary culture and issues - ranging from the Pentagon to prisons to the dilemmas of third-world women. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To -- Peace" xv, 238 pp. ISBN: 0-394-569768.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79192
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  • POETRY for March 1949 Vol. LXXIII (73) No. VI (6) by [Brooks, Gwendolyn] Dillon, George and Marion Strobel, editors.
    [Brooks, Gwendolyn] Dillon, George and Marion Strobel, editors.
    POETRY for March 1949 Vol. LXXIII (73) No. VI (6)

    Edition: First printing, a slim magazine.

    Chicago: Modern Poetry Association, 1949. First edition - Contains the first appearance of four poems by Gwendolyn Brooks which will later be included in her Pulitzer Prize winning collection "Annie Allen." Also includes contributions from Paul Goodman, Dannie Abse, Patrick Anderson, James Broughton, Louis Johnson, Arthur Gregor, and Karl Shapiro: "Prosody as the Meaning". Six black and white photographs of the poets. Letters and book reviews. pp 311-372 plus an Index for Volume 73.

    Condition: Very good in pale blue wrappers (sunning to spine of covers)

    Book ID: 79189
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  • THE DEVIL TREE by Kosinski, Jerzy.
    Kosinski, Jerzy.
    THE DEVIL TREE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1973.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel by this Polish-born author, best known for his powerful story of the horrors of World War II, 'The Painted Bird.' In this novel, "Jonathan James Whalen is the American dream soaked in the American nightmare. As the handsome young heir to a vast industrial fortune, he moves freely from the hippie colonies of Nepal and the opium brothels of Burma to the exclusive clinics of Europe and the luxury suites of Manhattan, bathed in the irresponsibility of the super-privileged. . . Whalen comes to discover that the escape route has no exit: for some in America, coming of age means coming apart." SIGNED on…

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    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1973.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel by this Polish-born author, best known for his powerful story of the horrors of World War II, 'The Painted Bird.' In this novel, "Jonathan James Whalen is the American dream soaked in the American nightmare. As the handsome young heir to a vast industrial fortune, he moves freely from the hippie colonies of Nepal and the opium brothels of Burma to the exclusive clinics of Europe and the luxury suites of Manhattan, bathed in the irresponsibility of the super-privileged. . . Whalen comes to discover that the escape route has no exit: for some in America, coming of age means coming apart." SIGNED on the half title page with the words "with every best wish." 208 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1253285.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79183
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  • WILD IRIS. by Gluck, Lousie.
    Gluck, Lousie.
    WILD IRIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (1990). Hardcover first edition - The sixth collection of poems by this author, written during a 10 week period in the summer of 1991, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this also received the National Book Critics Award for Poetry and the Poetry Society of America's Melville Kane Award. 63 pp. ISBN: 0-880012811.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79167
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  • SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE HIDDEN YEARS. by [Anthology, signed] Michael Kurland, editor,
    [Anthology, signed] Michael Kurland, editor,
    SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE HIDDEN YEARS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2004). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthology containing eleven stories which fill the gap between Holmes's supposed death at the hands of Moriarty and his reappearance three years later, edited and with an introduction by Michael Kurland. SIGNED on the title page by SEVEN authors: Michael Kurland, Peter Beagle, Linda Robertson, Rhys Bowen, Bill Pronzini, Carolyn Wheat and Richard Lupoff. Notes about the authors. vii, 388 pp. ISBN: 0-312315139.

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

    Book ID: 79162
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  • SALVATION: Black People and Love. by hooks, bell.
    hooks, bell.
    SALVATION: Black People and Love.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A powerful book by this African American activist and feminist. "Written from a historical and cultural perspective, [it] takes an incisive look at the transformative power of love in the lives of African-Americans. Whether talking about the legacy of slavery, relationships, and marriage in black life, the prose and poetry of Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and Maya Angelou, the liberation movements of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, sexual pain or pleasure, hip-hop and gangsta rap culture, addiction, greed, or the failure of black leadership, hooks lets us know what love's got to do with it." SIGNED on the title page. Also on…

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    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A powerful book by this African American activist and feminist. "Written from a historical and cultural perspective, [it] takes an incisive look at the transformative power of love in the lives of African-Americans. Whether talking about the legacy of slavery, relationships, and marriage in black life, the prose and poetry of Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and Maya Angelou, the liberation movements of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, sexual pain or pleasure, hip-hop and gangsta rap culture, addiction, greed, or the failure of black leadership, hooks lets us know what love's got to do with it." SIGNED on the title page. Also on the title page is a stamp with an 'aloha' shirt stamped "first day of issue Honolulu 2012 and on the facing page is a stamp stating "only one made." Uncommon signed - and presumably unique with the Hawaiian stamp! xxv, 225 pp. Newspaper clipping with a review of this book and an interview with hooks laid in. ISBN: 0-060184949.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79161
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  • THE YEAR OF JUBILO: A Novel of the Civil War. by Bahr, Howard.
    Bahr, Howard.
    THE YEAR OF JUBILO: A Novel of the Civil War.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2000). SIGNED first edition - The second novel by the author of the highly praised and award-winning 'The Black Flower,' this is set in Cumberland, Mississippi, in the summer of 1865. "A reluctant soldier, Gawain Harper was goaded into joining the Confederate forces in 1862 by the rabid secessionist Judge Rhea, father of the woman Harper loves. After three years of fighting the Union, the former professor of literature is now trudging home defeated and confused. The South of his past has indeed vanished, and the town Harper returns to is now governed by the victorious (but wary) soldiers of the North and overflowing with vengeful planters, opportunistic spies, and the fear and ingrained attitudes…

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    New York: Henry Holt, (2000). SIGNED first edition - The second novel by the author of the highly praised and award-winning 'The Black Flower,' this is set in Cumberland, Mississippi, in the summer of 1865. "A reluctant soldier, Gawain Harper was goaded into joining the Confederate forces in 1862 by the rabid secessionist Judge Rhea, father of the woman Harper loves. After three years of fighting the Union, the former professor of literature is now trudging home defeated and confused. The South of his past has indeed vanished, and the town Harper returns to is now governed by the victorious (but wary) soldiers of the North and overflowing with vengeful planters, opportunistic spies, and the fear and ingrained attitudes of its vanquished citizens." SIGNED on the title page. 376 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79147
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  • THE YEAR OF JUBILO: A Novel of the Civil War. by Bahr, Howard.
    Bahr, Howard.
    THE YEAR OF JUBILO: A Novel of the Civil War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by the author of the highly praised and award-winning 'The Black Flower,' this is set in Cumberland, Mississippi, in the summer of 1865. "A reluctant soldier, Gawain Harper was goaded into joining the Confederate forces in 1862 by the rabid secessionist Judge Rhea, father of the woman Harper loves. After three years of fighting the Union, the former professor of literature is now trudging home defeated and confused. The South of his past has indeed vanished, and the town Harper returns to is now governed by the victorious (but wary) soldiers of the North and overflowing with vengeful planters, opportunistic spies, and the fear and…

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    New York: Henry Holt, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by the author of the highly praised and award-winning 'The Black Flower,' this is set in Cumberland, Mississippi, in the summer of 1865. "A reluctant soldier, Gawain Harper was goaded into joining the Confederate forces in 1862 by the rabid secessionist Judge Rhea, father of the woman Harper loves. After three years of fighting the Union, the former professor of literature is now trudging home defeated and confused. The South of his past has indeed vanished, and the town Harper returns to is now governed by the victorious (but wary) soldiers of the North and overflowing with vengeful planters, opportunistic spies, and the fear and ingrained attitudes of its vanquished citizens." SIGNED on the half title page. 376 pp. ISBN: 0-805059725.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79146
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  • WORLD OF OUR FATHERS: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made, by Howe, Irving with assistance of Kenneth Libo.
    Howe, Irving with assistance of Kenneth Libo.
    WORLD OF OUR FATHERS: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made,

    Edition: Deluxe autographed edition.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1976). SIGNED hardcover - A book which tells the story of over 2 million Jewish immigrants who came to in America in four decades beginning with the 1880s, many settling in New York City, and how they strived to keep their Yiddish culture while making their way in the new society. SIGNED by Irving Howe on the half title page. Illustrated with photographs. Footnotes, reference notes, glossary of Yiddish terms, bibliographical notes, index, xx, 714 pp. ISBN: 0151463530.

    Condition: Near fine in blue buckram with silver lettering on the spine in a very good slipcase.

    Book ID: 79121
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  • THE OXFORD BOOK OF ENGLISH VERSE 1250-1918. by Quiller-Couch, Arthur, editor.
    Quiller-Couch, Arthur, editor.
    THE OXFORD BOOK OF ENGLISH VERSE 1250-1918.

    Edition: New edition.

    New York & Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1940. Hardcover - A classic poetry anthology, chosen and edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch, originally published in 1900 and reprinted many times. This is a US printing of the new edition of 1939. The preface notes that there are some "repairs" to the old edifice and more than 100 pages have been added, bringing it up to the Armistice in 1918. Includes an index of first lines. xxvii, 1172 pp.

    Condition: Fine in navy blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover, light blue tinting to the top edge in a very good navy blue slipcase, with a paper label on the spine.

    Book ID: 79116
    Keywords: anthology, Poetry
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  • THE TAINTED RELIC: An Historical Mystery. by The Medieval Murderers: Michael Jecks, Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, Susanna Gregory, Philip Gooden, and Simon Beaufort,
    The Medieval Murderers: Michael Jecks, Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, Susanna Gregory, Philip Gooden, and Simon Beaufort,
    THE TAINTED RELIC: An Historical Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Simon & Schuster, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collaborative novel, spanning the years from 1100 to modern times by these six noted writers (or actually five - since Susanna Gregory participates both under that name and Simon Beaufort.) SIGNED on the title page by all six authors. 502 pp. ISBN: 0-74326794X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual light toning to the pages,a clean tight copy which appears unread.)

    Book ID: 79110
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  • THE GOOD GERMAN. by Kanon, Joseph.
    Kanon, Joseph.
    THE GOOD GERMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in postwar Berlin, from 1945 to 1955, as one war ends - and another, the Cold War, begins. A book set in a city physcially and morally devasted, a novel which is a murder mystery, spy thriller, and historical novel. Basis for the 2006 Oscar nominated film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, and Tobey Maguire. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 482 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-805064222.

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

    Book ID: 79109
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  • BUKOWSKI IN PICTURES. by [Bukowski, Charles, 1920 - 1994] Sounes, Howard, editor.
    [Bukowski, Charles, 1920 - 1994] Sounes, Howard, editor.
    BUKOWSKI IN PICTURES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Edinburgh UK: Rebel / Canongate Books Ltd, (2002). Hardcover first edition - A book which re-creates Bukowski's life in with more than two hundred photographs -most in black and white, but some in color - including many images which have never been published before. They range from candid shots from his friends and families, to eportraits by professional photographers, and illustrations by Dave Geiser and R. Crumb. Introduction by Sounes as well as several essays and extensive captions throughout the book. Square format, handsomely produced. 154 pp. ISBN: 1-841950084.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79085
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  • THE MEMPHIS DIARY OF IDA B. WELLS. by [Wells, Ida B, 1862-1931] DeCosta-Willis, Mirian, editor.
    [Wells, Ida B, 1862-1931] DeCosta-Willis, Mirian, editor.
    THE MEMPHIS DIARY OF IDA B. WELLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Ida Wells, an African American journalist, suffragist and co-founder of the NAACP, is probably best known as a leader of an antilynching crusade in the 1890s. She was born into slavery, orphaned at 16 and worked as a teacher to support her younger siblings. While Wells wrote an autobigraphy that documented her public life, the diary reproduced in this book is one she kept as a young woman, from 1885 to 1887, when she lived in boardinghouses when she was struggling to get her articles published. "The entries provide a unique look at the life of an independent, unmarried African American woman coping with financial hardships, romantic entanglements, sexism and…

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    Boston: Beacon Press, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Ida Wells, an African American journalist, suffragist and co-founder of the NAACP, is probably best known as a leader of an antilynching crusade in the 1890s. She was born into slavery, orphaned at 16 and worked as a teacher to support her younger siblings. While Wells wrote an autobigraphy that documented her public life, the diary reproduced in this book is one she kept as a young woman, from 1885 to 1887, when she lived in boardinghouses when she was struggling to get her articles published. "The entries provide a unique look at the life of an independent, unmarried African American woman coping with financial hardships, romantic entanglements, sexism and racism." This volume also includes Wells's shorter 1893 travel diary and 1930 Chicago diary as well as selections from her published writing. Also included are a foreword by Mary Helen Washington, editor's note and afterword by Dorothy Sterling. A title in the Black Women Writers Series. Illustrated with photographs. Bibliography and index. xxiv, 214 pp. ISBN: 0-807070645.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon in the hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 79081
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  • "Duel" in BEST DETECTIVE STORIES OF THE YEAR 1972: 26th Annual Collection. by [Matheson, Richard ] Hubin, Allen J., editor.
    [Matheson, Richard ] Hubin, Allen J., editor.
    "Duel" in BEST DETECTIVE STORIES OF THE YEAR 1972: 26th Annual Collection.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1972. Hardcover first edition - Collects sixteen mystery stories originally published in magazines during the past year, Among the authors are Michael Crichton, Jack Ritchie, Robert Block and others, but it is perhaps most notable as the first book appearance of "Duel" by Richard Matheson, basis for the very early - and unforgettable - Steven Spielberg film of the same name. Includes a Yearbook of the Detective Story with a 1971 bibliography of collections and anthologies, awards, necrology and more. 271 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a a good dust jacket (price-clipped, wear to ends of spine, short edge tear, some rubbing to folds) .

    Book ID: 79080
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  • THE TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS. by Du Bois, William Pene (1916 - 1993)
    Du Bois, William Pene (1916 - 1993)
    THE TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1947) dj. Hardcover first edition - A charming story of a retired San Francisco professor of arithmetic who - after years of dealing with unruly boys in the classroom - wants nothing more than peace and quiet, and so he devises the idea of a gentle balloon flight around the world. Things don't turn out quite as he expects when he crash lands his balloon on the island of Krakatoa, shortly before it erupts. There he discovers an strange society of nothing but billionaires - all from San Francisco - supported by a hidden diamond mine. A wonderful combination of gentle humor, utopianism, adventure, some surrealist fantasy, a bit of steampunk and factual information…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1947) dj. Hardcover first edition - A charming story of a retired San Francisco professor of arithmetic who - after years of dealing with unruly boys in the classroom - wants nothing more than peace and quiet, and so he devises the idea of a gentle balloon flight around the world. Things don't turn out quite as he expects when he crash lands his balloon on the island of Krakatoa, shortly before it erupts. There he discovers an strange society of nothing but billionaires - all from San Francisco - supported by a hidden diamond mine. A wonderful combination of gentle humor, utopianism, adventure, some surrealist fantasy, a bit of steampunk and factual information ("Half of this story is true and the other half might very well have happened'), including some real balloon inventions, illustrated with delightful pencil drawings the by author. Although set in 1883, this was written for a world just emerging from World War II - in fact, the first paragraphs which contrasts the speed of different forms of travel refers to changes coming in the Atomic Age - and so one can understand the appeal of this book which depicts a world of wonders far removed from war. Winner of the 1948 Newbery award. SIGNED on the front endpaper by du Bois. 180 pp.

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    Condition: Just about fine in a fair only dust jacket (the dust jacket is missing approximately 2 inches at the top of the spine, has rubbing and wear at the folds, chipping at the corners, with the original price of $2.50 on the dj flap) Dust jacket is now protected by an archival cover, and it did protect the book.

    Book ID: 79047
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  • BURTON AND SPEKE. by Harrison, William.
    Harrison, William.
    BURTON AND SPEKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1982) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel based on the lives of African explorers Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke and of their search for the source of the Nile in 1857-1858, a search which began in companionship and ended in loathing and death. Afterword. Basis for the 1990 film "Mountains of the Moon." 420 pp. ISBN: 0-312108737.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79039
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  • COLLECTED POEMS. by Moore, Marianne (1887 - 1972)
    Moore, Marianne (1887 - 1972)
    COLLECTED POEMS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection by this important modernist poet, one which won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Includes poems from 'Selected Poems' (1935), 'What Are Years' (1941), and 'Nevertheless (1944)' plus nine previously uncollected poems. Notes, notes on notes and an index of first lines. 180 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in navy blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine in a very good dust jacket (previous owner's name, price-clipped, chip to top of dj spine and toning to spine)

    Book ID: 79017
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  • FIRE FIEND: DESTRUCTION OF PIKE'S OPERA HOUSE, MARCH 22ND, 1866.
    FIRE FIEND: DESTRUCTION OF PIKE'S OPERA HOUSE, MARCH 22ND, 1866.

    Edition: First thus.

    Cincinnati, Ohio: J. Church & Co, 1866. First edition - A striking picture, originally the cover to a sheet music booklet containing the "Fire Fiend Galop." This is a dramatic and brightly colored lithograph of Cincinnati's burning opera house overwhelmed by the bright red and orange flames filling the sky. A crowd of onlookers watch as firefighters spray their hoses at the building, and visible through the flames is the title of the current production "A Midsummer's Night Dream." Lithograph by the noted firm of Civil War lithographers, Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co. of Cincinnati. Copyright information below illustration showing John Church, Jr., Ohio, 1866. Large format, measuring 10 1/2" x 13 3/4"

    Condition: Good overall - some wear to the edges, small staple holes on the left side, a faint embossed seal of Church in upper right and some even more faint penciled notations.

    Book ID: 78976
    Keywords: Ephemera, lithograph, ohio
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  • PLUS. by McElroy, Joseph.
    McElroy, Joseph.
    PLUS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A very hard-to-find novel by McElroy, an intellectual work of science fiction,set in an unspecified future - the meditation, the experience, of a disembodied brain orbiting the earth in a capsule, and gradually developing a consciousness of itself separate from its function even as its health deteriorates. Early reviews called it "remarkable, brilliant" and "an exhausting disorienting work of discovery.' INSCRIBED on the title page. Surprisingly the hardcover first seems to be more uncommon than the advance proof. 215 pp. Dust jacket art by Fred Marcellino. ISBN: 0-394407946.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (light crease along the top edge of the dust jacket, very short closed tear to upper edge of back cover 8.95 still present. Scarce in this condition and especially so signed by McElroy.

    Book ID: 78896
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  • A JOURNAL OF THE DISASTERS IN AFGHANISTAN, 1841-2 by Lady Sale [Florentia Wynch]
    Lady Sale [Florentia Wynch]
    A JOURNAL OF THE DISASTERS IN AFGHANISTAN, 1841-2

    Edition: 8th thousand.

    London: John Murray, 1844. Hardcover - An account published after Lady Sale's rescue from nine months' captivity in Afghanistan."The first Afghan War of 1838-1842 witnessed one of the greatest defeats ever inflicted upon the British by an Asian enemy--the retreat from Kabul. On January 6, 1842, a British force that, with its followers numbered some 16,000, marched out of Kabul under an illusory safe conduct; one week later, nearly all of them- -men, women, and children--lay dead along the ninety mile route, some killed by the Afghan enemy, the rest frozen to death in the snow. . . One of the few witnesses who survived the massacre, Florentia, Lady Sale, was the wife of second-in-command at Kabul, Sir Robert…

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    London: John Murray, 1844. Hardcover - An account published after Lady Sale's rescue from nine months' captivity in Afghanistan."The first Afghan War of 1838-1842 witnessed one of the greatest defeats ever inflicted upon the British by an Asian enemy--the retreat from Kabul. On January 6, 1842, a British force that, with its followers numbered some 16,000, marched out of Kabul under an illusory safe conduct; one week later, nearly all of them- -men, women, and children--lay dead along the ninety mile route, some killed by the Afghan enemy, the rest frozen to death in the snow. . . One of the few witnesses who survived the massacre, Florentia, Lady Sale, was the wife of second-in-command at Kabul, Sir Robert Sale. Her journal begins in September 1841 when the whole position of the British, and the butterfly social existence they led in the Kabul cantonments, was menaced both by Afghan intrigue and by the incompetence of their own command. The journal ends a year later, with the rescue of Florentia by her husband from nine months of captivity in Afghan hands. In the intervening period she had witnessed battle, murder, and sudden death, had been exposed to freezing cold and burning heat, had endured vermin-infested lodgings and incessant earthquakes--all recorded with a laconic imperturbability and an occasional flash of sardonic humor." Vocabulary of Persian, Hindostan and other oriental words and correspondence relating to Captain Grant. Frontispiece map and a folding map of Kabul, single page map; xxxi, 451 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in full leather (approximately one inch missing from the top of the spine.) This copy is of unusual interest since it was from the library of the Earl of Ellenborough, who was the Governor General of India during the time when these events took place, and who was sent to India to "restore peace to Asia" but the whole term of his office was occupied in war. On his arrival there the news that greeted him was that of the massacre of Kabul. Bookplate of Ellenborough on front pastedown, with his hand-written name above it. Stamp citing "Earl of Ellenborough's heirlooms. Book No 12" below it.

    Book ID: 66204
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  • JUPITER PROJECT by Benford, Gregory
    Benford, Gregory
    JUPITER PROJECT

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: First US printing.

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

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

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

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

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

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

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

    Edition: First US printing.

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

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

    Book ID: 78991
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  • BLOODLINE. by Billingham, Mark.
    Billingham, Mark.
    BLOODLINE.

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: Later printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: Limited, numbered edition in wrappers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Edition: Limited edition, stated.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: First thus.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

    Book ID: 78917
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  • EARTH HOUSE HOLD: Technical Notes and Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries. by Snyder, Gary.
    Snyder, Gary.
    EARTH HOUSE HOLD: Technical Notes and Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New Directions, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book drawn from Snyder's essays and journals, including his studies of Zen Buddhism and American Indian culture. SIGNED on the title page. 143 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket with the typical mottling found on almost copies, and a few small nicks to the edge of the dj. Some light toning to the pages. Rather uncommon in hardcover, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 78914
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  • THE DEVIL'S HIGHWAY: A True Story. by Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    THE DEVIL'S HIGHWAY: A True Story.

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First American edition.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing, a limited edition.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printings - digest magazines.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First US printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: Limited, numbered first edition.

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

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

    Book ID: 76695
    Keywords: fine press, Poetry
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  • TEN MONKEYS, TEN MINUTES. by Watts, Peter.
    Watts, Peter.
    TEN MONKEYS, TEN MINUTES.

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

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

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine clamshell box

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

    Edition: First edition.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

    Book ID: 66890
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  • A GIRL ADORING. by Meynell, Viola (1885-1956)
    Meynell, Viola (1885-1956)
    A GIRL ADORING.

    Edition: First American edition.

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

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (small chip at the top of the dj spine, closed tear on front cover) Uncommon, and especially so in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64533
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • THE BOY ORATOR. by Daugherty, Tracy.
    Daugherty, Tracy.
    THE BOY ORATOR.

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First UK printing.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: 3rd printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: Early printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: Fourth printing.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First thus.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

    Book ID: 78627
    Keywords: limited edition, Poetry
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  • TURTLE ISLAND by Snyder, Gary
    Snyder, Gary
    TURTLE ISLAND

    Edition: Later printing.

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

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

    Book ID: 78616
    Keywords: Poetry, pulitzer prize
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  • THIS TENDER LAND. by Krueger, William Kent.
    Krueger, William Kent.
    THIS TENDER LAND.

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

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

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

    Book ID: 78602
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