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  • THE SPOOK'S SECRET. by Delaney Joseph.
    Delaney Joseph.
    THE SPOOK'S SECRET.

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

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

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

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

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

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

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

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

    Edition: First US printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

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

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

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

    Edition: First English language edition.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First US printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First US printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: Hardcover.

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

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

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

    Edition: 33rd printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: Hardcover.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

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

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First edition.

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

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

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

    Edition: First edition.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

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

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76489
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  • THE HOW & WHY OF PICKING AGATES. by Minton, Robert and Hazel.
    Minton, Robert and Hazel.
    THE HOW & WHY OF PICKING AGATES.

    Edition: First edition, a small paperback.

    Troutdale, OR: Triple-A-Press, (1950). SIGNED first edition - Uncommon first edition of this now classic, easy-to-read booklet, which offers tips to beginning rockhounds for locating and identifying agate in its various forms - beach agate, thunder eggs, petrified wood, etc.. SIGNED by both authors on the title page. Illustrated with photographs. 94 pp plus 2 pp ad.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled tan wrappers.

    Book ID: 76461
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  • OMON RA. by Pelevin, Victor.
    Pelevin, Victor.
    OMON RA.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

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

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

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

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback original.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

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

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: First UK printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First US printing from English sheets.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in gray stapled wrappers. Uncommon.

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

    Book ID: 76364
    Keywords: Anthology
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  • THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK. by Lang, Andrew, editor. Harry J. Ford and G.P. Jacomb Hood, illustrators.
    Lang, Andrew, editor. Harry J. Ford and G.P. Jacomb Hood, illustrators.
    THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK.

    Edition: Later printing - Authorized Centennial edition.

    New York & London: Longmans Green and Co (1947). Hardcover - The first of Lang's "color" fairy tale books, originally published in 1899, this includes some of the best known fairy tales - Little Red Riding Hood, The Sleeping Beauty In The Wood, Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper, Rumpelstiltzkin, Beauty and The Beast, Why The Sea Is Salt, Pretty Goldilocks, The History of Whittington, Little Thumb, Hansel and Gretel, Snow-White and Rose-Red - and also some lesser known tales - The White Cat, The Bronze Ring, The Yellow Dwarf, Prince Darling, Blue Beard, The Terrible Head, The Wonderful Sheep, The Red Etin and more all with additional details and complexities found only in Lang's versions. With numerous illustrations…

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    New York & London: Longmans Green and Co (1947). Hardcover - The first of Lang's "color" fairy tale books, originally published in 1899, this includes some of the best known fairy tales - Little Red Riding Hood, The Sleeping Beauty In The Wood, Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper, Rumpelstiltzkin, Beauty and The Beast, Why The Sea Is Salt, Pretty Goldilocks, The History of Whittington, Little Thumb, Hansel and Gretel, Snow-White and Rose-Red - and also some lesser known tales - The White Cat, The Bronze Ring, The Yellow Dwarf, Prince Darling, Blue Beard, The Terrible Head, The Wonderful Sheep, The Red Etin and more all with additional details and complexities found only in Lang's versions. With numerous illustrations by H.J. Ford and G.P. Jacomb Hood - including a full color frontispiece and three glossy color internal plates, several full page drawings and other en texte illustrations. Foreword by Mary Gould Davis. 475 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with gold illustration, decorations and lettering on the front cover and spine. Some rubbing to the cloth, but a tight and clean copy.

    Book ID: 76361
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  • THE SEVEN LADY GODIVAS. by Dr Seuss (Theodor Geisel, 1904 -1991.)
    Dr Seuss (Theodor Geisel, 1904 -1991.)
    THE SEVEN LADY GODIVAS.

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

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

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

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

    Edition: First edition.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First edition.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

    Edition: First printing, a limited edition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First trade edition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First edition.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First edition.

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

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

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

    Edition: First edition.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First edition.

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

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

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

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

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

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Very good in printed tan wrappers.

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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

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

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

    Book ID: 76223
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  • MOON SHOT: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon. by Shepard, Alan, and Deke Slayton, with Jay Barbee and Howard Benedict.
    Shepard, Alan, and Deke Slayton, with Jay Barbee and Howard Benedict.
    MOON SHOT: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Atlanta: Turner Publishing, Inc., (1994). SIGNED - History of the 1960s space race, and especially the race to the moon. Introduction by Neil Armstrong. SIGNED by Alan Shepard on the title page. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Index. 383 pp. ISBN: 1-570361673.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some crinkling to upper corner)

    Book ID: 76222
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  • CARRYING OVER: Poems from the Chinese, Urdu, Macedonian, Yiddish and French African by Kizer, Carolyn
    Kizer, Carolyn
    CARRYING OVER: Poems from the Chinese, Urdu, Macedonian, Yiddish and French African

    Edition: First printing.

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Translations of poems by TuFu, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Bogomil Gjuzel, Rachel Korn and others. Included is a bilingual version of Edward J. Mananick's "Seven Sides and Seven Syllables, Kizer's Parkistan Journal and a few poems by her which are not translations. SIGNED on the title page by the author. ISBN: 1-55659-0172.

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

    Book ID: 76187
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  • JANE'S ISLAND plus May 1931 issue of YOUNG WINGS. by Allee, Marjorie Hill
    Allee, Marjorie Hill
    JANE'S ISLAND plus May 1931 issue of YOUNG WINGS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York & Boston: Junior Literary Guild / Houghton Mifflin Company 1931. dj. Hardcover - Set in Woods Hole on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where Ellen, a 17-year-old college freshman, and 12-year-old Jane, the daughter of a marine biologist are spending the summer - a vacation "wherein biological specimens and adventures mix." The author spent many summers at Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole with her husband, a professor of zoology; she comments that as far as she knows this is the first book to use it as a setting. Author's note. Illustrated by Maitland de Gogorza with a frontispiece and eight internal plates on plain paper. A Newbery Honor recipient in 1932. Illustrated map endpapers. viii, 235 pp. Laid…

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    New York & Boston: Junior Literary Guild / Houghton Mifflin Company 1931. dj. Hardcover - Set in Woods Hole on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where Ellen, a 17-year-old college freshman, and 12-year-old Jane, the daughter of a marine biologist are spending the summer - a vacation "wherein biological specimens and adventures mix." The author spent many summers at Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole with her husband, a professor of zoology; she comments that as far as she knows this is the first book to use it as a setting. Author's note. Illustrated by Maitland de Gogorza with a frontispiece and eight internal plates on plain paper. A Newbery Honor recipient in 1932. Illustrated map endpapers. viii, 235 pp. Laid in is a very uncommon May 1931 issue of "YOUNG WINGS: The Magazine of the Boys' and Girls' Own Book Club
    Junior Literary Guild." In addition to discussing Jane's Island, the May selection for older girls, this includes reviews of other current book club offerings, a letter from Marjorie Hill Allee, other features, illustrations, and letters from readers. Helen Ferris, Editor. 20 pp in glossy stapled wrappers.

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    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with black lettering and a small illustration on the cover, gold tinting on top edge, in a very good dustjacket (chipping and a tear to the upper end of the dj spine) The issue of Young Wings is fine.

    Book ID: 76154
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  • HARLEQUIN. by Cornwell, Bernard.
    Cornwell, Bernard.
    HARLEQUIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Harper Collins, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in the Grail Quest series - a novel of the age of King Edward III and the battle of Agincourt. Harlequin - or hellequin - is what the French called the Englis archers who came across the channel and laid waste to the French countryside. SIGNED on the title page. 372 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-002259656.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (toning to pages, but otherwise like new, appears unread).

    Book ID: 76147
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  • GOING POSTAL: A Novel of Discworld. by Pratchett, Terry.
    Pratchett, Terry.
    GOING POSTAL: A Novel of Discworld.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2004). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Arch-swindler Moist van Lipwig is given a choice between death and getting the moribund postal service going again - and for once in his life he is determined to do something right. SIGNED by Pratchett on a blank preliminary page. 377 pp. ISBN: 0-060013133.

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

    Book ID: 76144
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  • ASH CHILD: A Gabriel DuPre Mystery. by Bowen, Peter.
    Bowen, Peter.
    ASH CHILD: A Gabriel DuPre Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth Montana mystery featuring Gabriel duPre, a Metis Indian rancher and cattle brand inspector, fiddler and reluctant sleuth. In this, wild fires are raging through the Wolf Mountains. SIGNED on the half title page. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-312-288506.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76140
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  • PEARLS FROM PEORIA. by Farmer, Philip Jose/
    Farmer, Philip Jose/
    PEARLS FROM PEORIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - The deluxe hardcover edition. Includes over 60 previously uncollected pieces of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and autobiography, many are published here for the first time. Edited by Paul Spiteri, and with illustrations by Charles Berlin, Keith Howell, Jason Robert Bell, and Mario Zecca. Includes information about the artists and the artwork. a 769 pp plus a double page photo montage. ISBN: 1-59606059X.

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

    Book ID: 76125
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  • THE SHAPING OF BLACK AMERICA. by Bennett, Lerone/
    Bennett, Lerone/
    THE SHAPING OF BLACK AMERICA.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Johnson Publishing Co Inc, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - Starting with the landing of the first blacks at Jamestown in 1619, this looks not just at the first black inhabitants of the colonies but also at the custom of white servitude which preceded the slave trade. It is divided into two sections - foundations and directions - and it highlights alternatives which could have been taken, but were not. Illustrated with sepia-toned full page drawings by Charles White. Bibliography, index.
    Large square format. 356 pp. ISBN: 0-874850711.

    Condition: Very near fine in brown cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover in a fair only example of the rather uncommon dustjacket (tears, large chip to upper edge of back cover)

    Book ID: 76118
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  • THE ROUND MEADOW. by Oldrin, John (1901-1985); illustrated by Kurt Wiese,
    Oldrin, John (1901-1985); illustrated by Kurt Wiese,
    THE ROUND MEADOW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1951. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A unsentimental and detailed story of a baby fawn that is found in a field, who is brought back to the barn to live - and then the farmer and his children have to help him to learn how to eat and run and live as a deer until he is old enough to explore on his own. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To --- who I hear is as crazy about animals as I. With all good wishes" and dated September 17, 1951, in the year of publication. Illustrated with soft bronze tone drawings by Kurt Wiese. 80 pp.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth (stain in upper corner of front cover), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76112
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  • DESIRE BEING FULL OF DISTANCES. by Herron, Elizabeth.
    Herron, Elizabeth.
    DESIRE BEING FULL OF DISTANCES.

    Edition: First printing, limited edition.

    Santa Rosa, CA: Calliopea Press, 1983. SIGNED first edition - A slim collection of poems, one of only 500 copies designed and printed at the Calliopea Press. INSCRIBED by Herron on the dedication page and dated in 1984. 54 pp. ISBN: 0-933888147.

    Condition: Near fine in cream and soft green wrappers.

    Book ID: 76110
    Keywords: environment, nature, Poetry
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  • CROSSROADS OF TWILIGHT: Book Ten of The Wheel Of Time. by Jordan, Robert.
    Jordan, Robert.
    CROSSROADS OF TWILIGHT: Book Ten of The Wheel Of Time.

    Edition: First printing (with a number line ending with '1' as called for.)

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in one of the most extraordinary American fantasy series: The NY Times Review of Jordan's books says that 'Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal.' SIGNED by Jordan on the title page. Full-color map endpapers. Glossary. 700 pp. Wraparound dustjacket art by Darrell K. Sweet. ISBN: 0-312-864590.

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

    Book ID: 76107
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  • SCIENCE FICTION DIGEST VOL. 1, NO. 2. by Chester Whitehorn, editor, Eartha Kitt, Robert Sheckley, and others contributors.
    Chester Whitehorn, editor, Eartha Kitt, Robert Sheckley, and others contributors.
    SCIENCE FICTION DIGEST VOL. 1, NO. 2.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Specific Fiction Corp, 1954. First edition - The second and final issue in this very short lived digest magazine. While most of the stories published in these issues - including two by Robert Sheckley - several of the articles (which leaned towards the occult) were first published here, including My Experience with the Supernatural by Eartha Kitt and Has Hollywood Gone Science Fiction Mad? By George Pal. Color illustration from Creature of the Black Lagoon illustration on front cover, several small black and white photographs from the film inside the cover. Illustrated. This second issue seems to be harder to find than the first issue. 160 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only (rubbing and creasing to the covers, covers beginning to separate along the side of the spine, usual toning to the pages, no label).

    Book ID: 76106
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  • AND WE ARE NOT SAVED: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice. by Bell, Derrick
    Bell, Derrick
    AND WE ARE NOT SAVED: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A distinguished legal scholar and civil rights activist employs a series of dramatic fables and dialogues to probe the foundations of America's racial attitudes and raise disturbing questions about the nature of our society." An association copy INSCRIBED by Bell on the half title page to J. Clay Lincoln (1942-2018) "Best wishes to a fellow teacher of the word!" and dated in 1996. Lincoln was not only a law professor at Howard,he was also a noted author of legal historiography and anactivist who served as interim director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and more.. Notes, index. xii, 288 pp. ISBN: 0-465003281.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76081
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  • FIVE FINGERS REVIEW: No. 5, 1987. by Addonizio, Kim and Lisa Bernstein, editors. Laux, Dorianne and Juan Felipe Herrerra, signed.
    Addonizio, Kim and Lisa Bernstein, editors. Laux, Dorianne and Juan Felipe Herrerra, signed.
    FIVE FINGERS REVIEW: No. 5, 1987.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Five Fingers Review. 1987. SIGNED first edition - A journal of poetry and prose, SIGNED by TWO poets at their contributions - Dorianne Laux and Juan Felipe Herrerra. Other contributors include Clark Coolidge, Stan Rice, Jack Marshall, Cole Swenson, Carol Dorf, Sara Vogan and more. Notes on contributors. 138 pp plus ads. Cover by Chris Biddle.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76076
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  • THE GOVERNMENT THEY DESERVE: Role of the Elite in Sudan's Political Evolution. by Khalid, Mansour.
    Khalid, Mansour.
    THE GOVERNMENT THEY DESERVE: Role of the Elite in Sudan's Political Evolution.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Kegan Paul International, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A former minister in the Sudanese government attributes the country's current political crisis to the monopoly of power by a small group since independence three decades ago. He traces the evolution of politics, the first multi-party government, and the period of military rule, and analyzes the era of revolution and its effect on domestic and foreign policy." Although this books ends on a hopeful note - the way ahead - Sudan now, 30 years later, is more deeply mired in corruption, violence and revolution than ever. Notes at the end of each chapter. Several appendices, bibliography, index. viii, 480 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-710303270.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76074
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  • A UNITED STATES MIDSHIPMAN IN JAPAN, #4. by Stirling, Yates Jr, Lt. Com. U.S.N. (1872-1948)
    Stirling, Yates Jr, Lt. Com. U.S.N. (1872-1948)
    A UNITED STATES MIDSHIPMAN IN JAPAN, #4.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1911. Hardcover first edition - The fourth book in this series which follows the adventures of two young officers in the United States Navy. Interestingly, this series was written at a time when Stirling was serving as a Lieutenant Commander (he later went on to become a Rear Admiral, like his father before him.) Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece with a tissue guard and five glossy internal plates by Ralph L. Boyer. Uncommon in the first edition. 396 pp.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with an orange, white and black illustration and black lettering. Front hinge starting, some age toning and foxing, and a gift inscription dated Christmas 1911. Overall an unusually bright and attractive copy of a rather uncommon book.

    Book ID: 76070
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  • THE AGONY OF MAMMON: The Imperial Global Economy Explains Itself to the Membership in Davos, Switzerland. by Lapham, Lewis.
    Lapham, Lewis.
    THE AGONY OF MAMMON: The Imperial Global Economy Explains Itself to the Membership in Davos, Switzerland.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Verso, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A brief, but striking commentary on this gathering of the world's richest and supposedly most influential people. When Lapham was invited to attend the 1998 annual meeting, he didn't see how he could refuse - among the 1998 notables were Bill Gates, George Soros, Newt Gingrich, and Helmut Kohl, Nobel prize winning physicists, the chairman of Toyota and the Vice Premier of China. "After five days at Davos, he understood that the masters of markets and captains of commercial empire knew as little about the likely movements of the global economy as the waiters plying them with plum brandy and cheese fondue." SIGNED on the title page. Glossary, partial list of attendants. 84 pp. ISBN: 1-859847102.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76062
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  • THIRTEEN ORPHANS: Breaking the Wall. by Lindskold, Jane,
    Lindskold, Jane,
    THIRTEEN ORPHANS: Breaking the Wall.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2008). SIGNED first edition - The first book in a new fantasy series. ""As far as college freshman Brenda Morris knows, there is only one Earth and magic exists only in fairy tales. Brenda is wrong. A father-daughter weekend turns into a nightmare when Brenda's father is magically attacked before her eyes. Brenda soon learns that her ancestors once lived in world of smoke and shadows, of magic and secrets. When that world's Emperor was overthrown, the Thirteen Orphans fled to our earth and hid their magic system in the game of mah-jong. Each Orphan represents an animal from the Chinese Zodiac. Brenda's father is the Rat. And her polished, former child-star…

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    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2008). SIGNED first edition - The first book in a new fantasy series. ""As far as college freshman Brenda Morris knows, there is only one Earth and magic exists only in fairy tales. Brenda is wrong. A father-daughter weekend turns into a nightmare when Brenda's father is magically attacked before her eyes. Brenda soon learns that her ancestors once lived in world of smoke and shadows, of magic and secrets. When that world's Emperor was overthrown, the Thirteen Orphans fled to our earth and hid their magic system in the game of mah-jong. Each Orphan represents an animal from the Chinese Zodiac. Brenda's father is the Rat. And her polished, former child-star aunt, Pearlthat eminent lady is the Tiger." SIGNED on the title page with a drawing of a small flower. 367 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new)

    Book ID: 76056
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  • L'UNIVERS DE HUGO PRATT. by [Pratt, Hugo] Claude Moliterni, introduction.
    [Pratt, Hugo] Claude Moliterni, introduction.
    L'UNIVERS DE HUGO PRATT.

    Edition: First edition.

    Paris: Editions Dargaud, (1984). Hardcover first edition - Superbes illustrations noir et blanc et couleurs de Hugo Pratt. Textes de Claude Moliterni, Hugo Pratt, Joan Benavent, Alberto Ongaro, etc. Photos de Hugo Pratt. En Francais / in French - but the pictures speak for themselves. Bibliography. Large format. 98 pp. ISBN: 2-205028100.

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

    Book ID: 76043
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  • UKIYO-E: 250 Years of Japanese Art. by Neuer, Robert; Herbert Libertson and Susugu Yoshida.
    Neuer, Robert; Herbert Libertson and Susugu Yoshida.
    UKIYO-E: 250 Years of Japanese Art.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Mayflower Books, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes chapters on images of the Floating World, rivals of Utamaro; the Utagawa school and much more. The text is by Roni Neuer and Herbert Libertson with an introduction and biographical passages by Susugu Yoshida. Illustrated with 377 full color plate, most full-page, as well as some black and white reproductions. Glossary, index of names and works, bibliography.Folio size in original black boards with gilt lettering on the spine. 390 pp. ISBN: 0-831790415.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine first issue dustjacket (toning to the pages, mostly affecting the edges - otherwise it would be fine. Dust jacket has pre-publication price of $40 in upper corner of front flap).

    Book ID: 76042
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  • THE RADIO BOYS ON SIGNAL ISLAND or Watching for the Ships of Mystery (The Radio Boys Series, #9) by Chapman, Allen (Stratemeyer Syndicate house name used by John William Duffield)
    Chapman, Allen (Stratemeyer Syndicate house name used by John William Duffield)
    THE RADIO BOYS ON SIGNAL ISLAND or Watching for the Ships of Mystery (The Radio Boys Series, #9)

    Edition: First or early edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1926). Hardcover first edition - Foreword by Jack Binns, who talks about the keen wit and resource which are developed in our youth through the hobby of radio. (In 1909, when a luxury liner and an Italian cargo ship collided off the coast of Nantucket, the young Jack Binns became a hero for his wireless messages that resulted in a rescue at sea, even though most of his cabin had been destroyed in the collision - the first time that wireless was used in this way - for 36 hours he manned the radio and guided the rescue ship through the fog -2400 people were saved and not a life was lost) Glossy frontispiece.…

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    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1926). Hardcover first edition - Foreword by Jack Binns, who talks about the keen wit and resource which are developed in our youth through the hobby of radio. (In 1909, when a luxury liner and an Italian cargo ship collided off the coast of Nantucket, the young Jack Binns became a hero for his wireless messages that resulted in a rescue at sea, even though most of his cabin had been destroyed in the collision - the first time that wireless was used in this way - for 36 hours he manned the radio and guided the rescue ship through the fog -2400 people were saved and not a life was lost) Glossy frontispiece. Lists to this title at the front of book. viii, 234 pp. A surprisingly hard-to-find title in this series.

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    Condition: Good overall in light blue cloth (some fading and wear to the spine, but a tight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 76031
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  • GOD'S COUNTRY - AND THE WOMAN. by Curwood, James Oliver
    Curwood, James Oliver
    GOD'S COUNTRY - AND THE WOMAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., Inc., 1915. Hardcover first edition - A tender love story set in the northern Canadian wilderness. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and 8 internal glossy plates by William Oberhardt and Norman Borchardt (the final plate is a double spread.) Basis for the 1937 Warner Brothers film - their first feature-length movie made in technicolor. 347 pp.

    Condition: Very good in olive green cloth with gold lettering and frame on front cover (cover somewhat dulled but a tight and clean copy).

    Book ID: 76026
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  • ADVENTURES OF UNCLE SAM'S SAILORS, Harper Adventure Series #1. by Peary, Commander R. E., U.S.N.; Captain A.V. Wadhams, U.S.N.; Molly Elliot Seawell, Franklin Matthews, Kirk Munroe and others.
    Peary, Commander R. E., U.S.N.; Captain A.V. Wadhams, U.S.N.; Molly Elliot Seawell, Franklin Matthews, Kirk Munroe and others.
    ADVENTURES OF UNCLE SAM'S SAILORS, Harper Adventure Series #1.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York & London: Harper & Brothers, (1907). Hardcover - A collection of adventure stories for younger readers by several authors. The first section - in the Arctic - features three stories by Commander Peary. The second section focuses on the men - Yarns Below - and the third section on Strange Events, including The First American Boys in Japan by William Drysdale, Tale of an Earthquake and more. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and 7 internal glossy plates. Lists 4 titles in this series at the beginning of the book. xi, 232 pp. Uncommon.

    Condition: Good overall in blue cloth with red lettering, black and red illustration (slight spine slant, rubbing to lettering on spine)

    Book ID: 76024
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  • DONALD KIRK: The Morning Record Copy-Boy, #1 in series. by Woolley, Edward Mott (1867-1947)
    Woolley, Edward Mott (1867-1947)
    DONALD KIRK: The Morning Record Copy-Boy, #1 in series.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1912. Hardcover first edition - The first of two books in this series by an author who spent most of his life in the newspaper business (his memoir is called " Free-Lancing for Forty Magazines." Although Donald Kirk has been denied the education he desired, he is determined to learn and progress in his career. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece with a tissue guard and three internal glossy plates by George Varian. 273 pp. plus 4 pp publisher's ads. Cover by the Decorative Designers with their DD monogram.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated cream cloth (a bit of foxing to the spine but overall a tight, clean and very attractive copy).

    Book ID: 76022
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  • THE PORTABLE FAULKNER, (Viking Portable Library Series #18) by Faulkner, William (Cowley, Malcolm, editor.)
    Faulkner, William (Cowley, Malcolm, editor.)
    THE PORTABLE FAULKNER, (Viking Portable Library Series #18)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1946. dj. Hardcover first edition - The saga of Yoknapatawpha County, 1820-1945 - the first chronological picture selected from his novels and stories to create what is "in effect a new work." Includes some original material by Faulkner written especially for his volume. Edited, with an Introduction by Malcolm Cowley. Viking Portable Library #18. 756 pp. Small format. Maps on pastedowns.

    Condition: Near fine in beige cloth in good only example of the fragile dust jacket. (corners slightly bumped, the front flap of the dust jacket - which is a trifold to have enough room to list all the titles - is detached but present. the recent and forthcoming titles lists through #23, the Portable Russian Reader.

    Book ID: 75994
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  • ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL. by Herriot, James ((pseudonym of James Alfred Wight, 1916-1995)
    Herriot, James ((pseudonym of James Alfred Wight, 1916-1995)
    ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1972). Hardcover first edition - The first American edition is a compilation of Herriot's first two semi-autobiographical books, originally published in the U.K. as "If Only They Could Talk" and "It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet." Although Herriot referred to his books as "little cat-and-dog stories" the theme is really country life in Yorkshire and it is his shrewd observations of the people around him (most, of course, animal owners) which make his books worthwhile. Made into a television movie featuring Simon Ward, Lisa Harrow and Anthony Hopkins, and later into a popular and long-running BBC series. Reprinted many times, the first edition is very uncommon. 442 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Don Stivers.

    Condition: Fine in green boards in a very near fine dust jacket, with just a hint on toning to the cream background of the dj. The original price of $7.95 is still present (this price is essential for identifying the first edition)

    Book ID: 75983
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  • KINGSTREE ISLAND. by Ehle, John Marsden Jr. (1925 - 2018)
    Ehle, John Marsden Jr. (1925 - 2018)
    KINGSTREE ISLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1959. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this North Carolina writer, set on an island in the Outer Banks. 281 pp. Dust jacket by Harvey Kidder.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75979
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  • THE HIGH CRUSADE. by Poul Anderson.
    Poul Anderson.
    THE HIGH CRUSADE.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1960) dj. Hardcover - An off-beat and rather charming work of aliens in medieval England. In the far-off days when people thought the earth was flat, the good folk of a small village were startled out of their peaceful life is invaded by a fantastic spaceship - Sir Roger had been about to leave for the Crusades, but when the aliens begin attacking the town, he conquers them instead. Nominated for the Hugo. Code of C42 on the last page, indicating a 1961 printing. 192 pp. Dust jacket art by by Harry Schaare.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some offsetting to the endpapers, light toning to the pages and the dj, overall a tight and clean copy, original price of 2.95 still present on dj flap)

    Book ID: 75975
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  • A NIGHT IN THE FOREST: First Fragment of an Autobiography. by Cendrars, Blaise (1887-1961)
    Cendrars, Blaise (1887-1961)
    A NIGHT IN THE FOREST: First Fragment of an Autobiography.

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - First English language edition of this brief work, originally published by Editions du Verseau, Paris, 1929. Translated from the French by Margaret Kidder Ewing. A Bilingual edition with the 45 page English translation, followed by the text in French. Alta No 2: Gregory Rabassa Prize for Prose. Translator's preface. Select bibliography. xii, 92 pp. ISBN: 0-82620466X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75974
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  • NIGHT OF WENCESLAS. by Davidson, Lionel.
    Davidson, Lionel.
    NIGHT OF WENCESLAS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel. A rather greedy and selfish young man is told that he has inherited a good deal of money from his uncle, but finds himself behind the Iron Curtain, in Prague, running for his life. 211 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (some age-toning to the dj, especially on the spine).

    Book ID: 75973
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