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  • THE UNCOMMON TOUCH: Fiction and Poetry from the Stanford Writing Workshop. by L'Heureux, John, editor. Marilyn Chin, Thomas McGuane and Al Young, signed,
    L'Heureux, John, editor. Marilyn Chin, Thomas McGuane and Al Young, signed,
    THE UNCOMMON TOUCH: Fiction and Poetry from the Stanford Writing Workshop.

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

    Stanford, CA: Stanford Alumni Association, (1989). SIGNED first edition - Published to celebrate Stanford's Centennial. Foreword by Wallace Stegner. Includes selections from 100 contributors from Edward Abbey through Peter Beagle, Wendell Berry, Robert Haas, Ken Kesey, Larry McMurtry, Tillie Olsen and more. SIGNED by 3 authors at their contributions: Marilyn Chin, Thomas McGuane and Al Young, and uncommon thus.xxii, 512 pp. ISBN: 0-916318338.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (corners curling a bit, crease to lower corner of back cover).

    Book ID: 88828
    Keywords: Anthology
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  • RESTLESS DAYS: A German Girl's Autobiography by Linke, Lilo (1906-1963)
    Linke, Lilo (1906-1963)
    RESTLESS DAYS: A German Girl's Autobiography

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. Hardcover first edition - An autobiography of a young German girl, "reaching maturity after the war, deeply moving, grimly dramatic. The picture of wartime Germany, of children standing in line for food, stealing butter and vinegar from the pitiful family larder, wearing clothes made out of any available bit of material - this has never been told, in quite so direct and evidently authentic a way. Then comes the post-war fever of revolution, civil war, communism quickly crushed, the youth movement," (Kirkus) and finally the realization that she can never support Hitler, even as her family and most of her friends see him as the hero that Germany needs, and so it ends as she is leaving Germany. xi, 431 pp

    Condition: Very good in original black cloth with the thin title strip around binding still intact (minor sunning to spine), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88827
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  • THE PHILOSOPHY OF ANDY WARHOL (From A to B and Back Again) by Warhol, Andy
    Warhol, Andy
    THE PHILOSOPHY OF ANDY WARHOL (From A to B and Back Again)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1975) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Warhol's irreverent, funny, but also true comments and jibes on such topics as Love (puberty), Love (prime), Love (senility), Beauty, Fame, Success and Art and more. Dedicated to his frequent collaborator, Pat Hackett, and Interview magazine editor Bob Colacello, who helped him put this book together. SIGNED with his initials in the lower corner of the half title page. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-151890501.

    Condition: Good only in a very good dust jacket (minor damage from dampness affecting the lower corners nd bottom edges of the corners of both boards, but otherwise a clean, straight and tight copy) Reasonably priced due to condition.

    Book ID: 88826
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  • DOG STORIES EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW by Terhune, Albert Payson.
    Terhune, Albert Payson.
    DOG STORIES EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW

    Edition: Vintage hardcover.

    New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., for The Parents' Institute, Inc., (c 1922). Hardcover - Contains 11 stories which tell the further adventures of Lad. A title in The What Every Child Should Know, third series. Full-color frontispiece. Bound in blue cloth with an embossed border of children in different poses and a pasted-on illustration reproducing the frontispiece. 341 pp.

    Condition: Very good (rubbing to the gilt lettering on the spine, so barely legible)

    Book ID: 88825
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  • OUT OF THE UNKNOWN. by Van Vogt, A. E. and E. Wayne Hull
    Van Vogt, A. E. and E. Wayne Hull
    OUT OF THE UNKNOWN.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing, (1948) dj. Collects six stories, three by each author. Uncommon soft cover issue in off-white printed wrappers. 141 pp. Dust jacket by Roy Hunt.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket(tpning to pages, price-clipped, some edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 88820
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  • GOD'S HOTEL: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine. by Sweet, Victoria
    Sweet, Victoria
    GOD'S HOTEL: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2012. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of the twenty years Sweet spent at San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital, the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hotel-Dieu (GodÕs hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. "Victoria Sweet writes beautifully about the enormous richness of life at Laguna Honda, the chronic care hospital where she has spent the last twenty years, and the intense sense of place and community that binds patients and staff there. Such community in the medical world is vanishingly rare now, and Laguna Honda may be the last of its kind... God's Hotel is a most important book which raises fundamental questions about the…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, 2012. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of the twenty years Sweet spent at San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital, the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hotel-Dieu (GodÕs hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. "Victoria Sweet writes beautifully about the enormous richness of life at Laguna Honda, the chronic care hospital where she has spent the last twenty years, and the intense sense of place and community that binds patients and staff there. Such community in the medical world is vanishingly rare now, and Laguna Honda may be the last of its kind... God's Hotel is a most important book which raises fundamental questions about the nature of medicine in our time. It should be required reading for anyone interested in the 'business' of healthcare Ð and especially those interested in the humanity of healthcare." (Oliver Sacks, M.D.) SIGNED on the title page. Notes. 372 pp. ISBN: 978-1594488436.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (upper corners bumped) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 88819
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  • HER FIRST SIN. by Woodford, Jack (Josiah Pitts Woolfolk, 1894-1971)
    Woodford, Jack (Josiah Pitts Woolfolk, 1894-1971)
    HER FIRST SIN.

    Edition: Vintage hardcover.

    New York: Phoenix Press, (1944). Hardcover - A novel by this prolific author of pulp fiction, set against the backdrop of World War II. Clara had been too ill most of her life to think about being loving a man, but now that she has been cured, her blossoming is the more flamboyent for being delayed - but she is in danger of being burnt. 253 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in red boards - wear to the corners and ends of the spine, but an easily readable copy, clean contents. Rather hard to find in hardcover.

    Book ID: 88809
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  • BEST AMERICAN FANTASY (2007) by VanderMeer, Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, editors; Chris Adrian and Daniel Alarcon, signed.
    VanderMeer, Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, editors; Chris Adrian and Daniel Alarcon, signed.
    BEST AMERICAN FANTASY (2007)

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Prime Books, (2007). SIGNED first edition - The first in a new annual fantasy anthology series praised for being "a breath of eclectic and delightfully innovative fresh air. While the VanderMeers have included such fantasy veterans as Kelly Link and Elizabeth Hand, most of the 29 stories are by nongenre authors as well as gifted newcomers." (Publishers Weekly) SIGNED by 3 authors: on the title page by Jeff Vandermeer, and by Chris Adrian ('A Better Angel') and Daniel Alarcon ('Abraham Lincoln Has Been Shot') at their stories. Preface by Matthew Cheney, introduction by the editors. Notes on contributors. Recommended reading. 459 pp. ISBN: 978-0809562800.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (appears unread but toning to edges of textblock).

    Book ID: 88796
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  • THE HUNDRED-YEAR HOUSE. by Makkai, Rebecca.
    Makkai, Rebecca.
    THE HUNDRED-YEAR HOUSE.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Viking, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Award-winning author's second novel, a "dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield." SIGNED on the title page. 335 pp. ISBN: 978-0525426684.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread, very light toning to edge of textblock.)

    Book ID: 88795
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • BLACK GENESIS: A Chronicle. by Stoney, Samuel G. and Gertrude M. Shelby, Foreword by DuBose Heyward.
    Stoney, Samuel G. and Gertrude M. Shelby, Foreword by DuBose Heyward.
    BLACK GENESIS: A Chronicle.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Macmillan, 1930. Hardcover first edition - Contains tales of the Gullah Negroes of the Carolina low country [told in the Gullah dialect] and, as the title implies, based on the first book of the Bible. In the introduction - "The family tree of Gullah folk speech and folk tales" - the authors comment that "to trace the family tree of Gullah, the language of these stories, is a moving human adventure. . it is the strongest linguist connection between America, the Antilles and Africa; it links two hemispheres and two eras." Foreword by DuBose Heyward. Illustrated by Martha Bensley Bruere, xxix. 192 pp. Green and white illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with black lettering and a small illustration on the front cover (some toning to the spine)

    Book ID: 88786
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  • CROSSING OVER JORDAN. by Brown, Linda Beatrice.
    Brown, Linda Beatrice.
    CROSSING OVER JORDAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's second novel (third book) one which follows the lives of four generations of African-American women from the end of the Civil War to the early 21st century as it explores the hidden effects of slavery. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper, and uncommon thus. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-345378571.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88785
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  • AFRICA IN AMERICA; Slave Acculturation and Resistance in the American South and the British Caribbean, 1736-1831, by Mullin, Michael.
    Mullin, Michael.
    AFRICA IN AMERICA; Slave Acculturation and Resistance in the American South and the British Caribbean, 1736-1831,

    Edition: First printing.

    Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - Winner of the 1991 Elliott Rudwick award. A discussion of three phases of slave resistance in the Anglo Americas. The first from the 1730s to the 1760s was usual sudden and violent and rooted in African ritual; the second from the late 1760s to the early 1800s involved plantation slaves who were conservative and wary, and the third from the 1760s through the first half of the 19th century was led by assimilated Blacks, artisans and drivers, who had developed skills both on and off teh plantations. The Southern Historian called this "A brilliant and provocative work of historical anthropology and a synthetic account of slavery…

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    Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - Winner of the 1991 Elliott Rudwick award. A discussion of three phases of slave resistance in the Anglo Americas. The first from the 1730s to the 1760s was usual sudden and violent and rooted in African ritual; the second from the late 1760s to the early 1800s involved plantation slaves who were conservative and wary, and the third from the 1760s through the first half of the 19th century was led by assimilated Blacks, artisans and drivers, who had developed skills both on and off teh plantations. The Southern Historian called this "A brilliant and provocative work of historical anthropology and a synthetic account of slavery that firmly places the subject in a comparative and longterm context... Mullin's three-part chronology of resistance and rebellion is attractive in its simplicity and flexibility." A title in the series 'Blacks in the New World.' Appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Illustrated with maps and pictures. 412 pp. ISBN: 0-252018893.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (name blacked out on front endpaper, sunning to spine of dj, but overall a tight and clean copy)

    Book ID: 88783
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  • THE AGE OF NATIONALISM: The First Era of Global History. by Kohn, Hans (1891-1971)
    Kohn, Hans (1891-1971)
    THE AGE OF NATIONALISM: The First Era of Global History.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - Kohn was an American historian and philosopher, who pioneered the academic study of nationalism. Born into a German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, he fought in World War I serving time in a prison camp, then lived in Paris and London until he and his wife immigrated to the US in 1934. He was also a prominent supporter of a binational solution in Palestine. This book traces the beginnings of nationalism to the French Revolution, but also covers the movement in Asia and Africa, focusing on both the hopes and dangers it can bring. Volume 28 in the World Perspectives series under the general editorship of Ruth Nanda Anshen. Index. xvi, 171 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (prev owner's name stamped on bottom edge of textblock, price-clipped, sunning to spine, edgewear).

    Book ID: 88781
    Keywords: History: World
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  • A HEALING FAMILY. by Oe, Kenzaburo.
    Oe, Kenzaburo.
    A HEALING FAMILY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Kodansha International, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first book published after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, a very personal nonfiction account which presents an intimate portrait of his son, born with a brain deformity, and reflects on the challenges and pleasures of raising a handicapped person and the healing power of the family - and ultimately to see his son find his voice in music. SIGNED by Oe on the title page and uncommon thus. Illustrated with drawings of the family, including a section in full color, by Yukari Oe, his wife. Translated from the Japanese by Stephen Snyder. Laid in is a flyer for the book signing event in NYC. 146 pp. ISBN: 4-770020481.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88779
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  • THE STORY OF THE JUBILEE SINGERS: With Their Songs by Marsh, J. B. T.
    Marsh, J. B. T.
    THE STORY OF THE JUBILEE SINGERS: With Their Songs

    Edition: Revised Edition. Seventy-fifth Thousand.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, n.d. (ca 1880). Hardcover - Foreword on ' Fisk University's Great Necessity' dated 1880. Author's note stating that this was ".in part an abridgement of the two Jubilee Histories which were written by the Rev. G.D. Pike, one giving an account of the first campaign in America and the other of the first visit to Great Britain. But the interval between the two narratives is here bridged over, and the story is brought down to the return of the Jubilee Singers from Germany. The personal histories have been more fully written out and a large number of new songs have been added." The Jubilee singers were a small group of former slaves who embarked on their…

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    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, n.d. (ca 1880). Hardcover - Foreword on ' Fisk University's Great Necessity' dated 1880. Author's note stating that this was ".in part an abridgement of the two Jubilee Histories which were written by the Rev. G.D. Pike, one giving an account of the first campaign in America and the other of the first visit to Great Britain. But the interval between the two narratives is here bridged over, and the story is brought down to the return of the Jubilee Singers from Germany. The personal histories have been more fully written out and a large number of new songs have been added." The Jubilee singers were a small group of former slaves who embarked on their tour to raise funds for Fisk University. Illustrated, including an Albertype frontispiece photograph of the Jubilee singers - with an accompanying caption printed on the tissue guard.. Includes 128 songs. vii, 265 pp. Previous owner's name with the notation "bought when the Jubilee Singers were in Mansfield in 1880."

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    Condition: Good condition in green cloth with black and gilt illustrations and lettering (fraying to the corners and ends of the spine, hinges cracking.)

    Book ID: 88775
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  • DARK LAUGHTER. by Anderson, Sherwood (1876-1941)
    Anderson, Sherwood (1876-1941)
    DARK LAUGHTER.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Boni & Liveright, (1925). Hardcover - Anderson's only best-selling novel during his lifetime, this explores the new sexual freedom of the 1920s. The title comes from the protagonist who spent several months in New Orleans, where he watched and listened to African Americans, and thought "listening to their dark laughter, that they lived as simply as children and were happy." 319 pp. Striking illustrated endpapers depict a panoramic collage of African American musicians and a townscape.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with gold lettering, no dust jacket (previous owner's name on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 88773
    Keywords: Fiction
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  • [Dumas, General Thomas-Alexandre, 1762-1806], Reiss, Tom
    THE BLACK COUNT: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - Pulitzer Prize winning biography of General Alexandre Dumas, the father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas. In discussing this book, Reiss comments that "Napoleon buried the memory of this great man, the son of a black slave who led more than 50,000 men at the height of the French Revolution and then stood up to the megalomaniacal Corsican in the deserts of Egypt. Letters and eyewitness accounts show that Napoleon came to hate Dumas not only for his stubborn defense of principle but for his swagger and stature - over six feet tall and handsome - and for the fact that he was a black man idolized by the white French…

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    New York: Crown, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - Pulitzer Prize winning biography of General Alexandre Dumas, the father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas. In discussing this book, Reiss comments that "Napoleon buried the memory of this great man, the son of a black slave who led more than 50,000 men at the height of the French Revolution and then stood up to the megalomaniacal Corsican in the deserts of Egypt. Letters and eyewitness accounts show that Napoleon came to hate Dumas not only for his stubborn defense of principle but for his swagger and stature - over six feet tall and handsome - and for the fact that he was a black man idolized by the white French army.. . I first came across Gen. Dumas's life in the memoir of his son Alexandre, the novelist. Alex Dumas was born in Saint Domingue, later Haiti, the son of a black slave and a good-for-nothing French aristocrat who came to the islands to make a quick killing and instead barely survived. In fact, to get back to France in order to claim an inheritance, he 'pawned' his black son into slavery, but then he bought him out, brought him to Paris, and enrolled him in the royal fencing academy. . What really stuck with me from reading the memoir was the love that shows through from the son, the writer, for his father, the soldier. When he grew up, young Alexandre took a greater sort of revenge, infusing his father's life and spirit into fictional characters like Edmond Dantes and D'Artagnan." Also awarded the 2013 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography.Double page map, notes, selected bibliography, index. ix. 414 pp. ISBN: 978-0307382467.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88771
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  • HAMPTON AND ITS STUDENTS. by Armstrong, Mrs. M. F. and Helen W. Ludlow,
    Armstrong, Mrs. M. F. and Helen W. Ludlow,
    HAMPTON AND ITS STUDENTS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Putnam, 1874. Hardcover first edition - Written by "two of its teachers." Includes "Fifty Cabin and Plantation Songs" arranged by Thomas P. Fenner. Illustrated with a four-fold engraved frontispiece, depicting several of the school's buildings as seen from the water, and many other engravings. An interesting account of the school, including a brief history of Virginia and of slavery and its aftermath in that state, and one of the earliest publications of slave music. 255 pp plus index to cabin songs.

    Condition: Near fine in original green cloth with gold lettering. (top edge slightly bumped, a bit of wear to head of spine and usual light toning to pages, but a tight, clean and very attractive copy)

    Book ID: 88764
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  • A CASE OF RAPE. by Himes, Chester.
    Himes, Chester.
    A CASE OF RAPE.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    New York: Targ Editions, 1980. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First US appearance of this work originally published in Europe in 1954; an attractive limited edition with a drawing on the title page by Marc Hinkley. Designed by Ronald Gordon at the Oliphant Press and printed at American-Stratford Press. Number 7 of the Targ Editions. One of 350 copies SIGNED by Himes on the colophon. 105 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Fine in original white cloth-backed black boards.

    Book ID: 88761
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  • WHITE BUTTERFLY by Mosley, Walter
    Mosley, Walter
    WHITE BUTTERFLY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's third novel featuring Easy Rawlins, set in Los Angeles in 1956. Edgar award nominee. SIGNED on title page. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-393-03366x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88760
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  • NATIVE SONS, a Critical Study of Twentieth Century Negro American Authors. by Margolies, Edward.
    Margolies, Edward.
    NATIVE SONS, a Critical Study of Twentieth Century Negro American Authors.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1968. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes authors from W. E. B. DuBois and William Attaway through Jean Toomer and Claude McKay to Ralph Ellison and LeRoi Jones, as well as Charles Waddell Chesnutt, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Richard Wright, Chester Himes, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and William Demby. More than just an evaluation of these writers it is a look at some of the factors that shaped their writing - life in the South, migration, existence in the urban ghetto, interracial love, the Negro church, the historical perspective, the new nationalism, the Negro author as expatriate and more. SIGNED on the half title page. Bibliography and index. 210 pp

    Condition: Good overall in a near fine dustjacket (a tight copy, but highlighting and marginal brackets on several pages)

    Book ID: 88757
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  • SEGREGATION: The Inner Conflict in the South. by Warren, Robert Penn (1905-1989) . Tom Wicker (1926-2011) association.
    Warren, Robert Penn (1905-1989) . Tom Wicker (1926-2011) association.
    SEGREGATION: The Inner Conflict in the South.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1956) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author Warren returns to the South where he was brought up and recounts conversations he had regarding segregation and integration - although his conclusion that "despite the suspicion, evasion, hatred and fear engendered by the problem now, integration one day will appear as just one small episode in the long effort for human justice" was perhaps too optimistic. Noted journalist and author Tom Wicker's copy with his handwritten name on the front endpaper. 66 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black and white boards in a very good black dust jacket with some rubbing, foxing to the interior.

    Book ID: 88750
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  • SIX EASY PIECES: Easy Rawlins Stories. by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    SIX EASY PIECES: Easy Rawlins Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria Books (Simon & Schuster), 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 7 stories: six were published in reissued Washington Square Press editions of the Easy Rawlins mysteries, but this is the first appearance of the 7th story, 'Amber Gate.' SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-7434-42520.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. A hard to find title by Mosley, especially signed.

    Book ID: 88749
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  • FEARLESS JONES. by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    FEARLESS JONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery set in 1954 Los Angeles: when Paris Minton's finds himself beaten up, shot at and robbed, and his used bookstore burned to the ground, he has no choice but to turn to his friend and fellow World War II veteran, Fearless Jones. Mosley at his best.SIGNED on the title page. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-316-592382.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88748
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  • LITTLE SCARLET. by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    LITTLE SCARLET.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Easy Rawlins mystery, set in Los Angeles in 1965 at the height of the Watts riots. SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-316-073032.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Magazine review laid in.

    Book ID: 88747
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  • THE TIME OF OUR TIME. by Mailer, Norman.
    Mailer, Norman.
    THE TIME OF OUR TIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of an undisclosed number of copies SIGNED by Mailer on a tipped in page. A giant retrospective of Mailer's work, selected and edited by him to create an ongoing narrative of events that have shaped America over the past 50 years. A massive book xix, 1286 pages. ISBN: 0-375500979.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket with the notation 'signed first edition' on the front cover of the dj.

    Book ID: 88746
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  • Clary, William W.
    B. FRANKLIN PRINTER & PUBLISHER.

    Edition: First printing, limited edition.

    Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Club of Printing, 1935. Hardcover first edition - One of 250 copies. bound in quarter leatherette over ecru linen boards, title in black on spine. xiv, 95 pp. plus colophon. Penciled notation on front endpaper that this was printed on paper made by Dard Hunter.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine slipcase (bookplate on front pastedown, note re "gift from" on rear pastedown.. .

    Book ID: 61610
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  • Mallarme, Stephane; Rendered into English by Jack Hirschman
    IGITUR.

    Edition: Limited, numbered edition in wrappers.

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

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

    Book ID: 59323
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  • MAD DOG BLACK LADY. by Coleman, Wanda.
    Coleman, Wanda.
    MAD DOG BLACK LADY.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1979. SIGNED hardcover first edition - African American poet's first regularly published collection. #129 out of 200 copies numbered and signed by Coleman. 133 pp plus colophon and final photograph of author. ISBN: 0-876854129.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards with burgundy cloth spine, paper title label on spine, in original acetate wrapper.

    Book ID: 88745
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  • CLARA'S HEART. by Olshan, Joseph.
    Olshan, Joseph.
    CLARA'S HEART.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1985.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, winner of The London Times/Jonathan Cape Young Writer's Award, the story of an extraordinary friendship between a young boy and a wise black Jamaican woman hired to care for him. Basis for the film of the same name featuring Whoopie Goldberg. Dustjacket praise by Ian McEwan, Gail Godwin and others. SIGNED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-877957444.

    Condition: Fine in very near fine dust jacket (spine of dj slightly toned).

    Book ID: 88744
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  • THE AUTOGRAPH MAN. by Smith, Zadie.
    Smith, Zadie.
    THE AUTOGRAPH MAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by the author of the award-winning 'White Teeth.' The story of an autograph dealer who becomes obsessed with finding one rare autograph, that of a 1940's movie star. SIGNED on the title page. 347 pp. ISBN: 0-375-50188x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88743
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • COMING UP DOWN HOME. by Brown, Cecil.
    Brown, Cecil.
    COMING UP DOWN HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A memoir of a Southern childhood (in the small farming village of Bolson, North Carolina) by this African American novelist, and of his struggle to free himself from his family's violent history. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author "Thanks for the inspiration for this book." and dated in 1994. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-2935.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88742
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  • VOLUNTEER SLAVERY: My Authentic Negro Experience by Nelson, Jill
    Nelson, Jill
    VOLUNTEER SLAVERY: My Authentic Negro Experience

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Noble Press, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book - the story of her 4 years at the Washington Post's new Sunday magazine, where she was both the first African American writer and the first woman writer - and also a look back at her childhood, and at her life and her attempts to "walk the thin line between Uncle Tomming and Mau-Mauing." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 243 pp. ISBN: 1-879360241.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 88741
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  • KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa. by Hochschild, Adam.
    Hochschild, Adam.
    KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - At the turn of the century, when European political powers were carving up Africa. King Leopold II of Belgium carried out brutal acts in the territory surrounding the Congo River, which reduced the population of that area by ten million,while he still managed to cultivate a reputation as a humanitarian. In this book, the author recounts the horrific details of the monster verses the man, and tells of those who defied Leopold - rebel leaders, and a handful of missionaries and travelers. SIGNED on the title page. Maps, photographs, notes, bibliography and Index. 366 pp. ISBN: 0-395759242.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon in the hardcover first edition, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 88740
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  • THE BROTHERHOOD OF SLEEPING CAR PORTERS: Its Origin and Development. by [Randolph, A. Philip, signed] Brazeal, Brailsford R.
    [Randolph, A. Philip, signed] Brazeal, Brailsford R.
    THE BROTHERHOOD OF SLEEPING CAR PORTERS: Its Origin and Development.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1946.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Interesting and uncommon study of the early years of the most successful and enduring black labor union, one which emphasizes the difficulties which had to be overcome due to racism. From the beginning, after Pullman started his sleeping car company in 1867, he used Negroes as porters: this had a double benefit - the cheerful and unobtrusive service they rendered passengers was what they remembered about travelling by sleeping car, and it was one of the few non-agricultural job opportunities open to African Americans. The Pullman Company eventually gained a virtual monopoly, but it remained strongly anti-union, and early attempts to organize had only limited success. The…

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    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1946.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Interesting and uncommon study of the early years of the most successful and enduring black labor union, one which emphasizes the difficulties which had to be overcome due to racism. From the beginning, after Pullman started his sleeping car company in 1867, he used Negroes as porters: this had a double benefit - the cheerful and unobtrusive service they rendered passengers was what they remembered about travelling by sleeping car, and it was one of the few non-agricultural job opportunities open to African Americans. The Pullman Company eventually gained a virtual monopoly, but it remained strongly anti-union, and early attempts to organize had only limited success. The lasting achievements of the Brotherhood were due in large part to the efforts and talents of A. Philip Randolph, their general organizer, and later their president. While Randolph's name will always be associated with the Brotherhood, his portrayal in the 2023 film 'Rustin' emphasized his achievements in the years preceding and during the Civil Rights movement, as one of the most respected black leaders in the United States. INSCRIBED by A. Philip Randolph on the dedication page 'To our friend who has served with the compliments of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.' Foreword by Leo Wolman, frontispiece of Randolph, bibliography, index. No statement of edition but code of BV indicating Feb 1946 on copyright page. 258 pp. Newspaper review laid in.

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    Condition: Near fine in black cloth (rubbing to lettering on spine, corners slightly bumped) in a good only example of the fragile dust jacket with several chips at lower edge, some loss of paper at the folds of the for flaps). A very hard-to-find title, and scarce with Randolph's inscription.

    Book ID: 88739
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  • COLD VENGEANCE. by Preston, Douglas and Lincoln Child.
    Preston, Douglas and Lincoln Child.
    COLD VENGEANCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 11th thriller in the Agent Pendergast Series. "Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers--a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana--he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past." SIGNED by Preston on the title page and uncommon thus. 356 pp. ISBN: 978-1455500130.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (toning to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 88737
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  • RUSSIA UNDER THE OLD REGIME. by Pipes, Richard (1923-2018)
    Pipes, Richard (1923-2018)
    RUSSIA UNDER THE OLD REGIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1974) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first thorough analysis of the growth of "the Russian state from the 9th century to the 1880s, and its unique role in managing Russian society. The development of Russia was different from that of the rest of Europe. The natural poverty of geographical conditions made it extremely difficult to construct an effective regime, and a 'patrimonial' state arose in which the country was conceived as the personal property of the tsar. The book describes the evolution of this regime, and analyzes the political behaviour of the principal social groupings, peasantry, nobility, bourgeoisie and clergy, and accounts for their failure to stand up to the increasing absolutism…

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    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1974) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first thorough analysis of the growth of "the Russian state from the 9th century to the 1880s, and its unique role in managing Russian society. The development of Russia was different from that of the rest of Europe. The natural poverty of geographical conditions made it extremely difficult to construct an effective regime, and a 'patrimonial' state arose in which the country was conceived as the personal property of the tsar. The book describes the evolution of this regime, and analyzes the political behaviour of the principal social groupings, peasantry, nobility, bourgeoisie and clergy, and accounts for their failure to stand up to the increasing absolutism of the tsar. The third part deals with the conflict between the intelligensia and government as it unfolded in the 19th century." INSCRIBED on the title page to noted collector, Larry Owens, and uncommon thus. Pipes was a noted Russian and Eastern Europe scholar and historian who taught at Harvard for many years, the recipient of many awards, who also served as an advisor to the CIA, although not without controversy. This was the first of his books on Russia. A title in The History of Civilization series. Illustrated with photographs, maps, notes, chronology, index. xxii, 361 pp. ISBN: 0-684140411.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (a few scattered ink notations and marginal lines, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 88733
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  • ADDRESS UNKNOWN. by Taylor (Kathrine), Kressmann (1903-1996)
    Taylor (Kathrine), Kressmann (1903-1996)
    ADDRESS UNKNOWN.

    Edition: 5th printing of original edition.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1939. Hardcover - Foreword by Whit Burnett,the editor of Story Magazine, who describes this as the most popular story ever published in the then 8 year old history of that magazine. It is a story written as a series of letters, from November 1932 to March 1934, between a Jewish art dealer, living in San Francisco, and his business partner, who had returned with his family to Germany in 1932. This, the first separate edition, reportedly sold 50,000 copies, it was translated into many languages, although the edition in German was published in Moscow and banned in Germany, and the basis for a 1944 film of the same name. A 1995 re-issue was translated…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1939. Hardcover - Foreword by Whit Burnett,the editor of Story Magazine, who describes this as the most popular story ever published in the then 8 year old history of that magazine. It is a story written as a series of letters, from November 1932 to March 1934, between a Jewish art dealer, living in San Francisco, and his business partner, who had returned with his family to Germany in 1932. This, the first separate edition, reportedly sold 50,000 copies, it was translated into many languages, although the edition in German was published in Moscow and banned in Germany, and the basis for a 1944 film of the same name. A 1995 re-issue was translated into 20 languages and sold millions of copies. A 2019 review in The Guardian comments that this story, "distils the essence of the ideology that cast a deathly shadow over the 20th century. Across a few economic pages it touches the heart of the Nazi darkness. . . it illuminates not just the specific texture of the early Nazi period, but something more timeless. It serves as a guide to the way any politics of identity especially one that invokes the people, rooting that idea in blood and soil eventually, and often very rapidly, divides and polarises. Max and Martin [had found] 'warmth and understanding, where small selfishnesses are impossible and where wine and books and talk give a different meaning to existence'. But even the very best of friends can be rent apart. . . We tell ourselves, as these characters do, that friendship is eternal, that some bonds will never be broken. This short story warns us that ideology, once it has turned to fever, is stronger than friendship.. That this short, fleeting story has lasted so long is not only because of its artistic achievement, and not only because, written in 1938, it astonishingly anticipated the horror that was yet to come. It is because its prescience is not confined to its time. It saw into our own future too." An appealing small volume, uncommon in all printings of the original edition. Unpaginated (61 pp)

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    Condition: Very good in beige boards with red text and white envelope embossed on front cover. Black spine with white lettering (previous owner's name on front endpaper, some offsetting from newsprint, affecting the front endpapers and 2 interior pages, but otherwise clean and tight)

    Book ID: 88728
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  • EVA'S MAN by Jones, Gayl
    Jones, Gayl
    EVA'S MAN

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant, offsetting on endpapers, toning to cream background of dj)

    Book ID: 88727
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  • ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES. by Niven, Jennifer.
    Niven, Jennifer.
    ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2015). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book for young adult readers, the story of a boy called Finch, and a girl named Violet. The New York Times called it "a charming love story about this unlikely and endearing pair of broken teenagers. Basis of the Netflix film of the same name. SIGNED on the title page. 388 pp.

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

    Book ID: 88722
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  • SWAN SONG by McCammon, Robert R. ; illustrated by Charles Lang.
    McCammon, Robert R. ; illustrated by Charles Lang.
    SWAN SONG

    Edition: First edition.

    Arlington Heights, Illinois: Dark Harvest Books, 1989. dj. SIGNED by illustrator, hardcover first edition - A beautiful illustrated edition of this 1987 Bram Stoker award-winning novel set in a post-apocalyptic world. Illustrated with a full color front plate and 11 full page black and white illustrations by Charles Lang. Laid in is an original sketch of the art work for the dust jacket reproduced for the Overlook Connection and SIGNED by Charles Lang. 608 pp. ISBN: 0-913165468.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88721
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  • THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE: My Life with Carlos Castaneda. by Wallace, Amy.
    Wallace, Amy.
    THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE: My Life with Carlos Castaneda.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Frog Books, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A memoir by the daughter of writer Irving Wallace (who introduced her to Castaneda), which describes "her complex relationship with Carlos Castaneda [as it] plunges readers deep into the reality of the Castaneda cult and the psychological terrors it perpetrated. With the skill of a master storyteller, Wallace recounts early meetings with Castaneda, shares previously unpublished material straight from the Nagual, and explores the aftermath of Castaneda's death and the long term effects of his legacy. Insightful and unwaveringly honest, Sorcerer's Apprentice is simultaneously a love story, a cautionary tale about the dangers of giving one's power to another, and a joyous account of healing and self-affirmation." INSCRIBED…

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    Berkeley, CA: Frog Books, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A memoir by the daughter of writer Irving Wallace (who introduced her to Castaneda), which describes "her complex relationship with Carlos Castaneda [as it] plunges readers deep into the reality of the Castaneda cult and the psychological terrors it perpetrated. With the skill of a master storyteller, Wallace recounts early meetings with Castaneda, shares previously unpublished material straight from the Nagual, and explores the aftermath of Castaneda's death and the long term effects of his legacy. Insightful and unwaveringly honest, Sorcerer's Apprentice is simultaneously a love story, a cautionary tale about the dangers of giving one's power to another, and a joyous account of healing and self-affirmation." INSCRIBED on the title page. Illustrated with photographs. Appendices, glossary. 521 pp. ISBN: 1-583940766.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88720
    Keywords: Ethnobotany
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  • THE MYSTERY OF THE FOLDING KEY. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE MYSTERY OF THE FOLDING KEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery connecting World War II with the Civil War: when June and her young brother Chuck are collecting keys to aid in the war effort, they are given many by elderly Miss Abbie, and when the box is accidentally dropped they find a strange folding key - a key which enables them to resolve a mystery with its roots in the Civil War era. Illustrated by Manning de V Lee. One of Seaman's most difficult to find titles, and very scarce in dust jacket. 208 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in dark green boards in a good only dust jacket with overall edgewear, some sunning to the spine, the loss of some paper at the ends of the spine, but complete and with price of $2.00 on dj flap)

    Book ID: 88715
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  • MOVING MOUNTAINS: The Principles and Purposes of Leon Sullivan. by Sullivan, Leon H. (1922-2001)
    Sullivan, Leon H. (1922-2001)
    MOVING MOUNTAINS: The Principles and Purposes of Leon Sullivan.

    Edition: First printing.

    Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A later book by this Baptist minister, civil rights leader and social activist focusing on the creation of job training opportunities for African Americans (founder of the Opportunities Industrialization Centers - OIC), and as an anti-Apartheid activist. It begins in 1971 when he attended the first meeting of the Board of General Motors as a member - the first Black man to hold such a position in the US, and it also focuses on the development of what became known as the "Sullivan Principles" which used the economic strength of US corporations to dismantle apartheid in South Africa.Warmly and personally INSCRIBED on the front endpaper. Although Sullivan…

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    Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A later book by this Baptist minister, civil rights leader and social activist focusing on the creation of job training opportunities for African Americans (founder of the Opportunities Industrialization Centers - OIC), and as an anti-Apartheid activist. It begins in 1971 when he attended the first meeting of the Board of General Motors as a member - the first Black man to hold such a position in the US, and it also focuses on the development of what became known as the "Sullivan Principles" which used the economic strength of US corporations to dismantle apartheid in South Africa.Warmly and personally INSCRIBED on the front endpaper. Although Sullivan wrote many books, and received innumerable awards, books signed or inscribed by him are very scarce. Illustrated with photographs. foreword by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr, list of abbreviations. Index. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-817012893.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88659
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  • ACE BOON COON: Tales of Elliot Caprice. by Gardner, Danny.
    Gardner, Danny.
    ACE BOON COON: Tales of Elliot Caprice.

    Edition: First printing.

    Beverly Hills, CA: Bronzeville Books, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book featuring Elliot Caprice, set in 1950s Chicago area. Caprice, a "former Chicago cop and World War II veteran, has returned to his rural childhood hometown of Southville, Illinois. to help his uncle with the family farm which is tottering on failure due to drought. Hoping for rain to bring in the string beans, Elliot takes a quick job to serve a summons in Chicago for a divorce case. His half-day job turns into weeks of murders, revelations of family secrets and old grudges, squabbles with the Irish mob," and more. One of the themes - the politics involved in how people were compensated for…

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    Beverly Hills, CA: Bronzeville Books, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book featuring Elliot Caprice, set in 1950s Chicago area. Caprice, a "former Chicago cop and World War II veteran, has returned to his rural childhood hometown of Southville, Illinois. to help his uncle with the family farm which is tottering on failure due to drought. Hoping for rain to bring in the string beans, Elliot takes a quick job to serve a summons in Chicago for a divorce case. His half-day job turns into weeks of murders, revelations of family secrets and old grudges, squabbles with the Irish mob," and more. One of the themes - the politics involved in how people were compensated for their land when it was acquired for the University of IllinoisÕ Chicago Campus - is still relevant today, and an area where there is growing awareness of the extent of past injustices and especially how it affected Black families for generations to come. Gardner has commented that he hopes writing about wrongs can help right some wrongs. INSCRIBED on the title page. 284 pp. ISBN: 97-1952427060.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.) Uncommon in the hardcover edition, and especially so signed by the author.

    Book ID: 88708
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  • TO PURGE THIS LAND WITH BLOOD: A Biography of John Brown. by Oates, Stephen B.
    Oates, Stephen B.
    TO PURGE THIS LAND WITH BLOOD: A Biography of John Brown.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - A thorough and well-researched biography of one of the most influential and controversial figures in American history, the first full-scale biography and the first based on original research to appear in 60 years. Brown was profoundly religious man dedicated to the overthrow of slavery and Negro rights, a failure at many things but one who. in his doomed attempt to seize the armory at Harper's Ferry, became a martyr to the abolitionist cause. a man who shaped the course of history. Photographs, extensive notes, index. xii, 434 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (price of $10 on dj flap). Uncommon in the first edition, and especially so in this condition

    Book ID: 88705
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  • THE STARS OF SABRA. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE STARS OF SABRA.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1937. dj. Hardcover - Novel for older girls set on the coast of New Jersey and involving an unsolved mystery from Revolutionary days. Even Seaman's books which had many printings have become very hard to find in recent years, and this title - issued in the midst of the Depression - had, as far as is known, only a first printing of only 5,000 copies (many of which went to libraries) and 2 presumably smaller later printings in 1937 and 1940, making it one of her most uncommon novels. Since it is also one of her best-realized and most satisfying books with a great ending, the fact that it is…

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    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1937. dj. Hardcover - Novel for older girls set on the coast of New Jersey and involving an unsolved mystery from Revolutionary days. Even Seaman's books which had many printings have become very hard to find in recent years, and this title - issued in the midst of the Depression - had, as far as is known, only a first printing of only 5,000 copies (many of which went to libraries) and 2 presumably smaller later printings in 1937 and 1940, making it one of her most uncommon novels. Since it is also one of her best-realized and most satisfying books with a great ending, the fact that it is so hard to find is doubly disappointing. Illustrated by Manning De V. Lee with a 3 color frontispiece, green and white illustrated endpapers, and a portion of a 1765 map. 273 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in red cloth with black lettering, bright red top tint in a very good dust jacket with original price of $1.75 still present (wear at the ends of the spine, a few small chips and a large chip to the upper edge of the back cover of the dj) A scarce title and especially so in this condition and in a dust jacket!

    Book ID: 88702
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  • CONFIRMATION: Anthology of African American Women. by Baraka, Imamu Amiri (LeRoi Jones) and Amiri Baraka, editors.
    Baraka, Imamu Amiri (LeRoi Jones) and Amiri Baraka, editors.
    CONFIRMATION: Anthology of African American Women.

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

    New York: William H. Morrow / Quill, (1983). First edition - An important and uncommon anthology - from the back cover: "Renowned poet and dramatist Amira Baraka and his wife, poet Amina Baraka, bring together here the work of forty-nine black women writers who represent a body - genre - of American literature that is just beginning to receive widespread recognition. This book . . embraces a variety of themes: a consciousness of oppression on all levels; a sense of history and ancestral past; the struggles inherent in any love relationship; and the redefinition of the 'black woman.' Includes Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Margaret Walker, Toni Cade Bambara, Alice Walker, June Jordan, and Alexis De Veaux to…

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    New York: William H. Morrow / Quill, (1983). First edition - An important and uncommon anthology - from the back cover: "Renowned poet and dramatist Amira Baraka and his wife, poet Amina Baraka, bring together here the work of forty-nine black women writers who represent a body - genre - of American literature that is just beginning to receive widespread recognition. This book . . embraces a variety of themes: a consciousness of oppression on all levels; a sense of history and ancestral past; the struggles inherent in any love relationship; and the redefinition of the 'black woman.' Includes Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Margaret Walker, Toni Cade Bambara, Alice Walker, June Jordan, and Alexis De Veaux to name a few - as well as newer writers, some of whom are published here for the first time." Among the other authors are Gayl Jones, Shirley Ann Williams, Faith Ringold, Mari Evans, Nikki Grimes, Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez and many others. Introduction by Amiri Baraka. Notes on contributors. 418 pp. ISBN: 0-688015824.

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    Condition: Very good overall in black illustrated wrappers - usual light toning to the pages, some wear to covers, including a reading crease on front cover, but a tight, straight and clean copy.

    Book ID: 88697
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  • RUINED TIME: The 1950s and the Beat. by Briggs, Robert (1929-2015)
    Briggs, Robert (1929-2015)
    RUINED TIME: The 1950s and the Beat.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback original.

    Scappoose, OR: RBA Publishing, 2006. First edition - A memoir of the 1950s and the Beat era, the pivotal decade of the 20th Century in which a Beat Generation revised the awareness of consciousness at the same time as a deceptive military-industrial complex was corporatizing the Cold War. Poet David Meltzer commented that this "is the book within the book, the history within the mystery, the mythology of the '50s, the so-called Beat Generation. Briggs reveals the real deal as a participant in that confounding history. His work is a remarkable embodiment of the personal as the political; a brave demonstration of tough insight, survival and triumph. Briggs brings it all into play - as the ongoing and complex…

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    Scappoose, OR: RBA Publishing, 2006. First edition - A memoir of the 1950s and the Beat era, the pivotal decade of the 20th Century in which a Beat Generation revised the awareness of consciousness at the same time as a deceptive military-industrial complex was corporatizing the Cold War. Poet David Meltzer commented that this "is the book within the book, the history within the mystery, the mythology of the '50s, the so-called Beat Generation. Briggs reveals the real deal as a participant in that confounding history. His work is a remarkable embodiment of the personal as the political; a brave demonstration of tough insight, survival and triumph. Briggs brings it all into play - as the ongoing and complex struggle all dissident spirits had to contend with in dark yet illuminated days." Illustrated with photographs, notes, bibliography, index. Large format. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-931191213.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 88693
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  • ADAM BY ADAM: The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. by Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr. (1908-1972)
    Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr. (1908-1972)
    ADAM BY ADAM: The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir by one of the most influential, controversial, and complex Black politicians of the first half of the 20th century, one which details his childhood in Harlem, his education at an all-white college, his years spent preaching the gospel, and his rise to political fame, as a flamboyant black congressman, a civil-rights activist who was also notorious for his private life. "As the congressman from Harlem, he denounced racist southern colleagues and introduced the 'Powell Amendment' to deny federal funds to projects or organizations that practiced discrimination. In 1960, he became chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, then the strongest position ever held by a…

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    New York: Dial Press, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir by one of the most influential, controversial, and complex Black politicians of the first half of the 20th century, one which details his childhood in Harlem, his education at an all-white college, his years spent preaching the gospel, and his rise to political fame, as a flamboyant black congressman, a civil-rights activist who was also notorious for his private life. "As the congressman from Harlem, he denounced racist southern colleagues and introduced the 'Powell Amendment' to deny federal funds to projects or organizations that practiced discrimination. In 1960, he became chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, then the strongest position ever held by a black in the US government - and he became a thorn in the side of ally and foe alike. He was a maverick seldom bound by party, duty, or conventional morality, although in this book, he barely mentions the charges of corruption that led to his exclusion from Congress. Nor does he discuss his opposition to Bayard Rustin, as depicted in the recent film. Illustrated with photographs. Index. x, 260 pp. Dust jacket by Wendell Minor.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 88677
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  • THE BOARDED-UP HOUSE. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE BOARDED-UP HOUSE.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., (c. 1915). Hardcover - The first of Seaman's mysteries for girls and still one of her most popular and sought-after books. As most of her best books do, this involves solving a mystery buried in the past - in this case, during the Civil War - to solve a current mystery - what is the story behind this mysterious old house? In a nod to enduring popular culture, the two friends are reading the Sherlock Holmes book "Sign of the Four" and wish they had his mystery solving abilities. Although at least 14 printings are known withThe Century Company imprint, and this title was kept in print after Century merged with D. Appleton in…

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    New York: The Century Co., (c. 1915). Hardcover - The first of Seaman's mysteries for girls and still one of her most popular and sought-after books. As most of her best books do, this involves solving a mystery buried in the past - in this case, during the Civil War - to solve a current mystery - what is the story behind this mysterious old house? In a nod to enduring popular culture, the two friends are reading the Sherlock Holmes book "Sign of the Four" and wish they had his mystery solving abilities. Although at least 14 printings are known withThe Century Company imprint, and this title was kept in print after Century merged with D. Appleton in 1933,this title remains rather hard to find. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 7 inserted glossy plates by C. Clyde Squires. 217 pp.

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    Condition: Very good condition overall in tan covers with a black and red illustration on the front cover. Minor wear to covers, but spine is straight, binding is tight and contents are very clean. An attractive copy of this rather uncommon book.

    Book ID: 88675
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  • CHARLES BEAUMONT: Selected Stories. by [Beaumont, Charles, 1929-1967] Anker, Roger, editor.
    [Beaumont, Charles, 1929-1967] Anker, Roger, editor.
    CHARLES BEAUMONT: Selected Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Arlington Heights. Dark Harvest, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - A great collection of stories by this writer whose career was cut short by illness and an early death. Dean Koontz said "Charles Beaumont was one of the seminal influences on writers of the fantastic and macabre." In 1954, Playboy magazine selected his story "Black Country" to be the first work of short fiction to appear in its pages. This contains 30 of his stories, 5 of which have not been previously published and 5 which were the basis for episodes of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone, plus a chapter from his novel, THE INTRUDER. Introduction by Roger Anker and a preface by Christopher Beaumont. Most of the stories…

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    Arlington Heights. Dark Harvest, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - A great collection of stories by this writer whose career was cut short by illness and an early death. Dean Koontz said "Charles Beaumont was one of the seminal influences on writers of the fantastic and macabre." In 1954, Playboy magazine selected his story "Black Country" to be the first work of short fiction to appear in its pages. This contains 30 of his stories, 5 of which have not been previously published and 5 which were the basis for episodes of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone, plus a chapter from his novel, THE INTRUDER. Introduction by Roger Anker and a preface by Christopher Beaumont. Most of the stories include introductions by leading science fiction writers, ncluding Ray Bradbury, John Tomerlin, Howard Brown, Dennis Etchison, Richard Matheson, Harlan Ellison, Charles E. Fritch, George Clayton Johnson, Richard Christian Matheson, Ray Russell, William F. Nolan, Roger Corman, Robert Bloch and others. Illustrated by Peter Scanlan. Bram Stoker Award winner. 404 pp. ISBN: 0-913165239.

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    Condition: Ex-library but with relatively few markings, and overall tight and clean in a fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88673
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  • SONG IN THE SILENCE: The Tale of Lanen Kaelar. by Kerner, Elizabeth.
    Kerner, Elizabeth.
    SONG IN THE SILENCE: The Tale of Lanen Kaelar.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a fantasy story introducing Lanen Kaelar who she "sets out on a dangerous voyage to the remote West to find the land of the True Dragons. What she discovers is a land of real dragons more beautifuland surprisingthan any dream she could have imagined." The first book in the Tales of Kolmar trilogy. Includes a glossary and pronunciation guide. 378 pp. ISBN: 0-312857802.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88671
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  • MARIHUANA: An Annotated Bibliography. by Waller, Coy W. ; Jacqueline J. Johnson, Judy Buelke and Carlton E. Turner.
    Waller, Coy W. ; Jacqueline J. Johnson, Judy Buelke and Carlton E. Turner.
    MARIHUANA: An Annotated Bibliography.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Macmillan Information, 1976. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A comprehensive bibliography. Includes subject index. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by Johnson - "to Bob, with fond memories of the summers spent close to the marihuana patches on the Kentucky River. Jacqueline." 560 pp.

    Condition: Some soiling to the light yellow cloth and fraying on the corners of the boards, and wear to the ends of the spine, but overall very good - tight,sturdy, intact hinges.

    Book ID: 88668
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  • BLACK NEIGHBORS: Race and the Limits of Reform in the American Settlement House Movement, 1890-1945. by Lasch-Quinn, Elisabeth
    Lasch-Quinn, Elisabeth
    BLACK NEIGHBORS: Race and the Limits of Reform in the American Settlement House Movement, 1890-1945.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although the American settlement house movement was influential in helping immigrants adjust to life in American cities, when African Americans began migrating from the rural South to cities in the North "most houses failed to redirect their efforts toward their new neighbors. Nationally, the movement did not take a concerted stand on the issue of race until after World War II. . . [Instead] Lasch-Quinn recasts the traditional definitions, periods, and regional divisions of settlement work and uncovers a vast settlement movement among African Americans. By placing community work conducted by the YWCA, black women's clubs, religious missions, southern industrial schools, and other organizations within the…

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    Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although the American settlement house movement was influential in helping immigrants adjust to life in American cities, when African Americans began migrating from the rural South to cities in the North "most houses failed to redirect their efforts toward their new neighbors. Nationally, the movement did not take a concerted stand on the issue of race until after World War II. . . [Instead] Lasch-Quinn recasts the traditional definitions, periods, and regional divisions of settlement work and uncovers a vast settlement movement among African Americans. By placing community work conducted by the YWCA, black women's clubs, religious missions, southern industrial schools, and other organizations within the settlement tradition, she highlights their significance . . . Her analysis fundamentally revises our understanding of the role that race has played in American social reform." Illustrated with photographs. Includes extensive notes, bibliography and index. xii, 225 pp. ISBN: 0-807821144.

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

    Book ID: 88661
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  • FRESH AIR FIEND; Travel Writings 1985-2000. by Theroux, Paul.
    Theroux, Paul.
    FRESH AIR FIEND; Travel Writings 1985-2000.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 51 essays on travel from Plymouth to Cape Cod and Nantucket to Hawaii, Palau, Florida, Amsterdam, London, Britain, the Zambezi river, the Yangtze, the Mosquito Coast, the edge of the Great Rift and more. SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography ix, 466 pp. ISBN: 0-618034064.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 88655
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  • UMBRA ANTHOLOGY 1967-1968. by Henderson, David, editor.
    Henderson, David, editor.
    UMBRA ANTHOLOGY 1967-1968.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Umbra, 1968. First edition - A very scarce copy of an anthology/literary journal which grew out of the Umbra Poets Workshop which ran from Manhattan's Lower East Side in New York City between 1962-1965. ÊConsidered "the first post-civil rights Black literary group, they sought to establish a voice distinct from the prevailing institutions of the 60s. . .According to the group, they had two definite goals: one, to share the experience of being Black in America; and two, to share the human quality of social awareness. Besides this, the ethos of their magazine had a particular bent to it, specifically towards the innovation, politics and race. The forward of the first issue, which is simply signed by…

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    New York: Umbra, 1968. First edition - A very scarce copy of an anthology/literary journal which grew out of the Umbra Poets Workshop which ran from Manhattan's Lower East Side in New York City between 1962-1965. ÊConsidered "the first post-civil rights Black literary group, they sought to establish a voice distinct from the prevailing institutions of the 60s. . .According to the group, they had two definite goals: one, to share the experience of being Black in America; and two, to share the human quality of social awareness. Besides this, the ethos of their magazine had a particular bent to it, specifically towards the innovation, politics and race. The forward of the first issue, which is simply signed by 'The Editors (Calvin Hernton, David Henderson and Tom Dent),' Êstates that 'UMBRA is not another haphazard Ôlittle literaryÕ publication.' They believed that 'there [were] unpublished and infrequently published ethnic writers whose works are excellent, important and often far superior to those adopted few with which the standard press habitually and expediently affronts the public.' . . They wanted writers who were 'too hard on society'." (https://globalpoetics.org/society-of-umbra/) ÊThey were also credited with being a forerunner of the Black Arts movement. ÊWhile Umbra was itself an offshoot of the 1960 ÊBlack nationalist literary organization, On Guard for Freedom, founded ÊCalvin Hicks, Êmembers of this group went on to create and/or participate in many journals, among them Nkombo, Black River Journal, Callaloo, Yardbird, YÕbird, Quilt, Ear And Main St.ÊThis anthology, which could be considered the third issue of Umbra, was edited by David Henderson, and it contains contributions -including poetry, prose, photographs and art - Êfrom Sun Ra, LeRoi Jones, Langston Hughes, Calvin Hernton, Oscar Brown Jr, photographer Bob Fletcher, Henry Dumas, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Alice Walker (preceding her first novel), Bob Kaufman, Allen Ginsberg, Yusuf Rahman and many more. 66 pp, plus a review of an art exhibit and 3 pp of notes on contributors.Ê

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    Condition: Very good in stapled illustrated wrappers (toning to both pages and covers, a rather fragile production)

    Book ID: 88651
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  • NOTHING LIKE IT IN THE WORLD : The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1865-1869. by Ambrose, Stephen E. (1936-2002)
    Ambrose, Stephen E. (1936-2002)
    NOTHING LIKE IT IN THE WORLD : The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1865-1869.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The definitive account of this unprecedented engineering feat, and of the politicians, investors, engineers and surveyors, defeated Confederate soldiers, and Chinese and Irish laborers who were involved in it. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs, notes, index. 431 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-684846098.

    Condition: Near fine (name on front endpaper) in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88650
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  • MELISSA-ACROSS-THE-FENCE. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    MELISSA-ACROSS-THE-FENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Century Co., 1918. Hardcover first edition - Seaman's first book for younger readers ('the very little boys and girls between the ages of six and ten years') and perhaps the best of these books. A charming story of two lonely children - Melissa who lives in the top floor of a very small house - and Victor, who moves into the grand house behind hers - and how they communicate by messages held up to the window. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 2 glossy plates. 121 pp. Bound in tan cloth with black lettering on the spine and front cover, and a black, pink and green illustration on the front cover (a simplified version of the frontispiece).

    Condition: Good overall - missing the front endpaper, one plate is loose but still present, school stamp on endpapers - but still an appealing copy with clean boards, straight spine.

    Book ID: 88649
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  • BLIND TOM: The Post-Civil War Enslavement of a Black Musical Genius, Book I. by Southall, Dr. Geneva H.
    Southall, Dr. Geneva H.
    BLIND TOM: The Post-Civil War Enslavement of a Black Musical Genius, Book I.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Minneapolis: Challenge Productions, 1979. SIGNED first edition - Book 1 covers "Tom's childhood to his legal enslavement in 1865" - that is, it is an account of the earliest years of his exploitation by General Bethune, the slave owner who recognized Blind Tom's musical abilities, gave him access to a piano, but soon exploited him. "He hired out 'Blind Tom' from the age of eight years to concert promoter Perry Oliver, who toured him extensively in the US, performing as often as four times a day and earning Oliver and Bethune up to $100,000 a year, an enormous sum for the time, (equivalent to $1.5 million/year in 2004), making Blind Tom undoubtedly the nineteenth century's most highly compensated pianist.…

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    Minneapolis: Challenge Productions, 1979. SIGNED first edition - Book 1 covers "Tom's childhood to his legal enslavement in 1865" - that is, it is an account of the earliest years of his exploitation by General Bethune, the slave owner who recognized Blind Tom's musical abilities, gave him access to a piano, but soon exploited him. "He hired out 'Blind Tom' from the age of eight years to concert promoter Perry Oliver, who toured him extensively in the US, performing as often as four times a day and earning Oliver and Bethune up to $100,000 a year, an enormous sum for the time, (equivalent to $1.5 million/year in 2004), making Blind Tom undoubtedly the nineteenth century's most highly compensated pianist. General Bethune's family eventually made a fortune estimated at $750,000 at the hands of Blind Tom. Oliver marketed Tom as a 'Barnum-style freak' advertising the transformation from animal to artist. In the media, Tom was frequently compared to a bear, baboon, or mastiff. (Wikipedia). While 'slavery' was supposedly abolished in 1865, Blind Tom remained bound to his "guardians" who continued to exploit him. Includes an introduction by Dr. Samuel A. Floyd, Jr. INSCRIBED by Southall on the title page, and also initialled underneath her photograph on the back cover. Extensive bibliographical notes, appendices. xx, 108 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (a few scattered words are underlined)

    Book ID: 88648
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  • WE WON'T MOVE: Poems and Photographs of the International Hotel Struggle. by Lim, Genny, Teri Lee, Nelson Yee, Al Robles, Janice Mirikitani and others.
    Lim, Genny, Teri Lee, Nelson Yee, Al Robles, Janice Mirikitani and others.
    WE WON'T MOVE: Poems and Photographs of the International Hotel Struggle.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    San Francisco: Kearny Street Workshop 1977. A scarce booklet featuring poetry and photography by members of the Kearny Street Workshop - including Teri Lee, Nelson Yee, Al Robles, Genny Lim, Janice Mirikitani and others - documenting a 10 fight attempt ing to stop the eviction of the elderly Filipinos for whom the hotel had been home for many years. Originally built as a luxury destination in 1854, moved from Jackson St to Kearny St in 1873, and rebuilt after the Great Earthquake of 1906, by 1968 it had become a low-income single-room-occupancy residential hotel in what was left of Manilatown. While originally the fight was to halt the tragic eviction process and larger community demise, it also sparked grassroots…

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    San Francisco: Kearny Street Workshop 1977. A scarce booklet featuring poetry and photography by members of the Kearny Street Workshop - including Teri Lee, Nelson Yee, Al Robles, Genny Lim, Janice Mirikitani and others - documenting a 10 fight attempt ing to stop the eviction of the elderly Filipinos for whom the hotel had been home for many years. Originally built as a luxury destination in 1854, moved from Jackson St to Kearny St in 1873, and rebuilt after the Great Earthquake of 1906, by 1968 it had become a low-income single-room-occupancy residential hotel in what was left of Manilatown. While originally the fight was to halt the tragic eviction process and larger community demise, it also sparked grassroots activism for affordable senior housing and was influential in developing a nationwide activist Asian American Movement. This copy has two newspaper photographs carefully taped inside the covers - in the front, the police on horseback are shown brutally riding through the phalanx of over 2000 protestors who tried to create a blockade to protect the building and in the rear is the infamous picture of Sheriff Richard Hongisto taking a sledgehammer to an apartment door, and on the final page is the handwritten comment 'Eviction carried out 8/4 at 3:00 AM" 40 pp. The front cover features a photograph of Felix Ayson standing in front of an International Hotel posting that announces a "rally to stop eviction." The eviction of the International Hotel tenants outraged the nation, and ended the developer's plans. After the building was demolished the lot stood empty for many years, until almost 30 years later, the city of San Francisco completed a new I-Hotel to provide affordable housing for senior citizens and low income residents and to house a Manila Cultural Center.

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    Condition: Near fine in stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 88646
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  • SIGNED TORI AMOS' COMIC BOOK TATTOO LITHOGRAPH. by Hoseley, Rantz A., editor.
    Hoseley, Rantz A., editor.
    SIGNED TORI AMOS' COMIC BOOK TATTOO LITHOGRAPH.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Portland, OR: Image Comics, 2008. SIGNED first edition - Uncommon promotional item for the anthology "Comic Book Tattoo" in which over 80 of the best creators from every style and genre contributed over 50 stories, inspired by the songs of recording artist, Tori Amos. A limited edition lithograph, signed by artist and cartoonist and editor of the book, Rantz A. Hoseley - a print which was only available at the Book Expo America Convention in Los Angeles, California in May 2008. The striking artwork is by the Scottish cartoonist known as "Jock" (Mark Simpson.) Oblong format - 17 inches wide by 11 inches high. Numbered 164 out of 200.

    Condition: Fine in a protective acrylic sleeve.

    Book ID: 88645
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  • "MOTHER BIRD HATCHING THE ALPHABET" (An Untitled Limited Edition Drawing). by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    "MOTHER BIRD HATCHING THE ALPHABET" (An Untitled Limited Edition Drawing).

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery Graphics, University of Charleston, [1998.]. SIGNED first edition - An ink drawing, measuring 7 by 8 1/2 inches, printed on Arches fine rag, signed and numbered by Atwood. Accompanying this is a separate sheet of paper with the colophon, which states "This is her first individually printed art work and it does not have a title, but clearly it shows an interesting metaphor that connects her to her craft as writer-- mother bird hatching the alphabet." Although best known for her writing, Atwood also illustrated her first book "Double Persephone" and provided the original cover illustrations for several other of her earlier works. One of 99 numbered copies (out of a total edition of 120 copies).

    Condition: Fine with colophon sheet in original unused mailing envelope.

    Book ID: 88644
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  • PARIS TROUT by Dexter, Pete.
    Dexter, Pete.
    PARIS TROUT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's powerful third novel - the story of a brutal killing (of a 14 year old black girl by a white man,named Paris Trout) and its effects on a small Georgia town. National Book Award winner. SIGNED on the front endpaper. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-394-563700.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (small spot on top edge of textblock, some wear to top edge of dj, but a tight straight copy, 17.95 price on dj flap)

    Book ID: 88636
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  • SCARLET SISTER MARY. by Peterkin, Julia
    Peterkin, Julia
    SCARLET SISTER MARY.

    Edition: Limited, signed "airplane" edition.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1928.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An interesting reminder of early aviation history and an uncommon early edition of this Pulitzer prize-winning novel set on a plantation in South Carolina and written in dialect. However, far from depicting the black people of the South with the usual stereotype, they are described as "Gullahs with tall straight bodies, and high heads filled with sense." This airplane edition is SIGNED on a blank preliminary page at the front, with the number 674 (out of 1000) in the upper corner, printed on thin India paper and bound in lightweight, flexible boards. In the 1920s commercial passenger air travel was still in its first decade, and it was both uncomfortable and…

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    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1928.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An interesting reminder of early aviation history and an uncommon early edition of this Pulitzer prize-winning novel set on a plantation in South Carolina and written in dialect. However, far from depicting the black people of the South with the usual stereotype, they are described as "Gullahs with tall straight bodies, and high heads filled with sense." This airplane edition is SIGNED on a blank preliminary page at the front, with the number 674 (out of 1000) in the upper corner, printed on thin India paper and bound in lightweight, flexible boards. In the 1920s commercial passenger air travel was still in its first decade, and it was both uncomfortable and expensive as well as uncommon (the first stewardesses were not on planes until 1931) and the first mass market paperbacks would not appear until ten years later. An appealing small volume, measuring 6 3/4 inches tall, 4 1/2 inches wide, and just 3/8 inch in bulk. 345 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

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    Condition: Very near fine in black cloth with gold panel on front cover with embossed black lettering and a small vignette of a plane in the lower left corner with the words "Airplane Edition."

    Book ID: 88632
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  • BLACK BORDERS. by Barboza, Anthony, with poetry by Ntozake Shange and Steven Barboza
    Barboza, Anthony, with poetry by Ntozake Shange and Steven Barboza
    BLACK BORDERS.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    New York: By the author, (1980). SIGNED first edition - A book which was the culmination of a series of photographs Barboza created between 1975-1980, with the publication of this funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The title refers both the black border around each photograph, which gives a unity to the book, and to the fact that most, although not all, portraits are of African Americans, of writers, artists and musicians working on the edge (or on the border) "What sets these photographs apart, and gives them their durable vitality, is their innovative use of lighting and backgrounds. . Barboza turns the dark distorted forms into expressive echoes of the sitters. Underneath setups…

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    New York: By the author, (1980). SIGNED first edition - A book which was the culmination of a series of photographs Barboza created between 1975-1980, with the publication of this funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The title refers both the black border around each photograph, which gives a unity to the book, and to the fact that most, although not all, portraits are of African Americans, of writers, artists and musicians working on the edge (or on the border) "What sets these photographs apart, and gives them their durable vitality, is their innovative use of lighting and backgrounds. . Barboza turns the dark distorted forms into expressive echoes of the sitters. Underneath setups create shadows that loom above and behind Normal Lewis and the World Saxophone Quartet, while side arrangements turn the shadows into repetitions and echoes, doubling Amiri Baraka, and James Baldwin. Barboza then went on to add a bit of blur to some of the portraits, creating the appearance of back and forth motion or elusive ghosting to Ntozake Shange and Pharoah Sanders. The backdrops that he created and employed were equally unorthodox. Rolls of hanging paper were cut, slashed, and sliced, creating abstract patters of squiggles, lines, and openings, and then overpainted with expressive dashes and arcs of silvery spray paint. . So James Van Der Zee is surrounded by a whorling swirl of shining light, Toukie Smith shares the stage with snake-like back-and-forth forms." (Loring Knoblauch, Collectordaily) . Includes poetry by Ntozake Shange and Steven Barboza and brief handwritten captions under each portrait. SIGNED on the title page by Barboza and numbered AB/72, dated 1981. Square format, unpaginated (32 pp)

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    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers. Quite scarce now.

    Book ID: 88626
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  • KING KONG: An African Jazz Opera. by Bloom, Harry; lyrics by Pat Williams.
    Bloom, Harry; lyrics by Pat Williams.
    KING KONG: An African Jazz Opera.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    London: Fontana, (1961). Fontana Books Paperback Original #605. A jazz opera play which tells the story of a black boxer in a South African shanty town - inspired by the life and death of the heavyweight boxing champion Ezekiel Dlamini. Billed as a 'Jazz-Opera', the production was first staged in Johannesburg, opening in February 1959 and even though it was a direct challenge to apartheid it was an immediate success touring the country for two years, before multi-racial audiences, and then opening in London in 1961. The author, Harry Bloom, was a South African attorney and activist who worked with Nelson Mandela during the late 1950s and was detained, without being charged, after the Sharpeville massacre in 1960. Lyrics…

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    London: Fontana, (1961). Fontana Books Paperback Original #605. A jazz opera play which tells the story of a black boxer in a South African shanty town - inspired by the life and death of the heavyweight boxing champion Ezekiel Dlamini. Billed as a 'Jazz-Opera', the production was first staged in Johannesburg, opening in February 1959 and even though it was a direct challenge to apartheid it was an immediate success touring the country for two years, before multi-racial audiences, and then opening in London in 1961. The author, Harry Bloom, was a South African attorney and activist who worked with Nelson Mandela during the late 1950s and was detained, without being charged, after the Sharpeville massacre in 1960. Lyrics by Pat Williams. Illustrated with black and white stills from the theater production. 98 pp.

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    Condition: Near Fine in white pictorial wraps with red & black lettering (an export edition with the price on the front cover replaced with 2 small red triangles)

    Book ID: 88617
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  • SONGS OF THE UNITED STATE MILITARY ACADEMY, WEST POINT, NEW YORK (title on cover: West Point Songs) by Egner, Lieutenant Philip and Frederick C. Mayer, editors.
    Egner, Lieutenant Philip and Frederick C. Mayer, editors.
    SONGS OF THE UNITED STATE MILITARY ACADEMY, WEST POINT, NEW YORK (title on cover: West Point Songs)

    Edition: First printing.

    West Point, NY: Egner & Mayer, 1911. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of this collection of military music edited by Egner, bandmaster U.S.M.A. and Mayer, organist and choirmaster, U.S.M.A. 43 songs with #1 Reveille on the front pastedown and #43 Taps on the rear pastedown. 62 pp.

    Condition: Very good in beige cloth with dark brown illustration on front cover, gilt lettering (some minor wear to covers, few spots, toning to pages)

    Book ID: 88595
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  • Garvey, Hon, Marcus M.
    The Universal Negro Improvement Association presents POEMS by the Hon Marcus M. Garvey.

    Edition: First printing, a slim chapbook.

    Philadelphia: Universal Negro Improvement Association, 1979. First edition - A slim chapbook published in a "limited edtion" for the 27th annual convention of the The Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. The UNIA, an African-American fraternal and political organization, was founded by Marcus Garvey in 1914, with the principal aim of resettling African-Americans on the African continent. Includes an introduction by James Spady and a bibliographical sketch of Garvey by Jean Harvey Slappy. 19 pp

    Condition: Very good in light blue stapled wrappers with a map of Africa on the back cover (crease to corner of back cover). Very uncommon.

    Book ID: 57821
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  • BLUES BABY: Early Poems by Mullen, Harryette Rommel.
    Mullen, Harryette Rommel.
    BLUES BABY: Early Poems

    Edition: First printing.

    Lewisburg & London: Bucknell University Press / Associated University Presses, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth collection by this avant-garde Black poet. A book which brings together her first book - Tree Tall Woman - with previously uncollected poems from early in her career. 146 pp. ISBN: 0-838755151.

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

    Book ID: 88623
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  • RED TEAM BLUES. by Doctorow, Cory.
    Doctorow, Cory.
    RED TEAM BLUES.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2023). SIGNED first edition - Novel featuring Martin Hench, a self-employed forensic accountant who roams California in a comfortable touring bus - a story of "cryptocurrency, global financial shenigans and the secret wars that underlie the modern world. " SIGNED on the title page. An uncommon advance issue with the pages in typescript. 415 pp.

    Condition: Fine in light blue printed wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 88613
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  • BORROWED TIME. by Clark, Tracy.
    Clark, Tracy.
    BORROWED TIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's second mystery featuring former Chicago cop turned PI Cass Raines who is asked to investigate the death of a man found floating in Lake Michigan - the scion of a wealthy family, but who was terminally ill. Who would want to kill a dying man? SIGNED on the title page. 373 pp.

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

    Book ID: 88599
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  • BRAZEN TONGUE. by Mitchell, Gladys.
    Mitchell, Gladys.
    BRAZEN TONGUE.

    Edition: Early printing.

    London: Thriller Book Club, (1942). Hardcover - The 11th title in the series featuring Mrs Bradley and one of the most difficult to find in any early edition - Jason Half comments that "Gladys Mitchell had a pretty low opinion of Brazen Tongue, calling it 'a horrible book' in an interview with Barry Pike decades later." but then he asks "what of this horrible book's pleasures? First and foremost would be the British-village-gearing-up-for-war backdrop, presented in fascinating detail as the town of Willington adapts to the still new and novel accoutrements of land defense. War spirit specifics are sharp and often very comic, from Mrs. Bradley knitting a khaki balaclava helmet to chauffeur George mischievously siphoning rationed gas to…

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    London: Thriller Book Club, (1942). Hardcover - The 11th title in the series featuring Mrs Bradley and one of the most difficult to find in any early edition - Jason Half comments that "Gladys Mitchell had a pretty low opinion of Brazen Tongue, calling it 'a horrible book' in an interview with Barry Pike decades later." but then he asks "what of this horrible book's pleasures? First and foremost would be the British-village-gearing-up-for-war backdrop, presented in fascinating detail as the town of Willington adapts to the still new and novel accoutrements of land defense. War spirit specifics are sharp and often very comic, from Mrs. Bradley knitting a khaki balaclava helmet to chauffeur George mischievously siphoning rationed gas to aid his employer.. . The number of relations represented in this book is also cause for celebration. Not only niece Sally but also her mother, Lady Selina Lestrange, make an effort, with Sally operating the radio at the Report Centre and Lady Selina investigating blackout infractions. (Says Sally: 'She loves going round and knocking up all the people in the village and telling them to cover up lights. She's passed her anti-gas stuff, too, and I believe she sleeps in her tin hat.') Formidable defense attorney (and Bradley offspring) Sir Ferdinand Lestrange oversees the Control Room at the Centre, and even the villagers make an impression, bearing surnames like Coffin and Mort or possessing outsized personalities, like Mrs. Commy-Platt, the self-proclaimed owner of Willington. Added to this, Mrs. Bradley actually gets to employ her psychiatric training when she pays a memorable visit to Doctor Lecky's asylum. The prose and dialogue are consistently fast and engaging, and though the plot may be too tangled for its own good, one cannot accuse 'Brazen Tongue' of being boring." 214 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in flexible red cloth-covered boards (some wear to the covers, corners slightly bumped, no free rear endpaper, no dj)

    Book ID: 88588
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  • THE UNIVERSE IN YOU: A Microscopic Journey. by Chin, Jason.
    Chin, Jason.
    THE UNIVERSE IN YOU: A Microscopic Journey.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holiday House / Neal Porter, (2022) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating and lovely book by this Caldecott winning author and illustrator - an "exploration of the tiniest components of matter conceptualized by science. The book opens with a brown-skinned child who uses a wheelchair visiting a Southwestern desert. The United States smallest bird, butterfly, and bee, in turn, alight on her finger, in close-ups that ultimately zoom in to a hair on that finger and put in motion a journey inward to the 'building blocks' of biology and physical science. The expedition moves from skin cells to molecules, then to atoms, protons, and elementary particles. Each page, ending in suspenseful sentence breaks takes readers…

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    New York: Holiday House / Neal Porter, (2022) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating and lovely book by this Caldecott winning author and illustrator - an "exploration of the tiniest components of matter conceptualized by science. The book opens with a brown-skinned child who uses a wheelchair visiting a Southwestern desert. The United States smallest bird, butterfly, and bee, in turn, alight on her finger, in close-ups that ultimately zoom in to a hair on that finger and put in motion a journey inward to the 'building blocks' of biology and physical science. The expedition moves from skin cells to molecules, then to atoms, protons, and elementary particles. Each page, ending in suspenseful sentence breaks takes readers to the next step inward. Chin's stunning watercolor and gouache illustrations, colorfully detailed and scientifically accurate, employ perspective to draw readers into observations of life and matter within the smallest possible spaces." (Horn Book) SIGNED by Chin on the title page with the comment "Look close!" Includes several pages of factual information. Large square format, unpaginated (40 pp). ISBN: 978-0823450701.

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

    Book ID: 88587
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  • THE ANSWER TO "CLARA, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE?" by Burdette, Clara Bradley (1855-1954)
    Burdette, Clara Bradley (1855-1954)
    THE ANSWER TO "CLARA, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE?"

    Edition: First printing.

    Pasadena, California: Clara Vista Press, (1951). Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of a woman defined as "a clubwoman and a philanthropist," born in New York, but who moved to California in the 1880s and made it her home for the rest of her life. While women's clubs are no longer as important in American life as they were during the Progressive Era, her contributions were wide-ranging and significant and far more extensive than this brief list: she was the first president of the California Federation of Women's Clubs, active in politics, a founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Ebell Club (originally called the International Academy for the Advancement of Women) and erected their clubhouse at her expense, director…

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    Pasadena, California: Clara Vista Press, (1951). Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of a woman defined as "a clubwoman and a philanthropist," born in New York, but who moved to California in the 1880s and made it her home for the rest of her life. While women's clubs are no longer as important in American life as they were during the Progressive Era, her contributions were wide-ranging and significant and far more extensive than this brief list: she was the first president of the California Federation of Women's Clubs, active in politics, a founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Ebell Club (originally called the International Academy for the Advancement of Women) and erected their clubhouse at her expense, director of the Southwest Museum and the Pasadena Humane Society, first woman trustee of Syracuse University (where she had been one of the founders of the Alpha Phi sorority while she was a student there), and after suffrage was gained (she was quoted as saying she was a believer in suffrage politically, socially and morally), she was an organizer of the national League of Women Voters. This book - published when she was turning 96 - depicts her life from her youngest years through the early 1900s (ending with a trip with her family to Europe and the Middle East in 1900-1901, her funding the construction of the maternity wing of the Pasadena Hospital, and some discussion of her contributions towards the building of the Temple Baptist Auditorium, later known as the Philharmonic Auditorium), with only brief excerpts of her writings and short letters for the second half of her life. Illustrated with photographs. 246 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in red cloth with gilt lettering (some dulling to the lettering on the spine). Tipped inside the front cover is a printed letter by the President of Alpha Phi, noting that this book was being given to the attendees of the 1958 convention). Quite scarce now in the original edition.

    Book ID: 88585
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  • THE HAUNTED LAGOON: The Dana Girls Mystery Series #21 by Keene, Carolyn.
    Keene, Carolyn.
    THE HAUNTED LAGOON: The Dana Girls Mystery Series #21

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1959). dj. Hardcover first edition - This series features sisters Jean and Louise Dana, who attend Starhurst Academy, and was written under the same Stratemeyer house pseudonym as that used for the Nancy Drew series. The girls try to discover buried treasure and wind up investigating the disappearance of a ship's captain on the eastern shore of Maryland, set against the backdrop of Chincoteague Island, with its wild ponies, Dark green and white "flashlight" illustrated endpapers, light green topstain, plain frontispiece. Lists to itself at the front of the book and on the rear dust jacket flap and to Nancy Drew #36 on back cover of dj. 182 pp.

    Condition: Very good in green tweed cloth boards with darker green lettering and illustration on front cover in a very good dust jacket (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 88571
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  • LIVING IS EASY. by West, Dorothy
    West, Dorothy
    LIVING IS EASY.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Arno Press and The New York Times, 1969. Hardcover - West's first novel originally published in 1948. Although she was born in Boston, and lived most of her life on Martha's Vineyard, she worked in New York City during the Depression and is associated with the Harlem Renaissance, both through her association with Langston Hughes and other figures of the movement, as well as editing the significant but short-lived quarterly literary journals - Challenge in 1934 and The New Challenge in 1937. New introduction by William H. Robinson. A title in "The American Negro, His History and Literature" series. A relatively early publication that called attention to West and surprisingly uncommon. 347 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black and white boards, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88569
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  • CURIOUS GEORGE RIDES A BIKE. by Rey, H. A. and Margret Rey.
    Rey, H. A. and Margret Rey.
    CURIOUS GEORGE RIDES A BIKE.

    Edition: First printing (with date on title page as required)

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1952, dj. Hardcover first edition - Scarce first printing of this classic children's book, the 3rd in the series of stories about a lovable and mischievous monkey, written for beginning readers by Margret Rey, and illustrated by H. A. Rey. 46 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very good overall in yellow cloth with red illustration and lettering (tape repair to the bottom edge of one leaf (p 41-42), other minor wear, front hinge has been professionally reglued), in a very near fine supplied dust jacket from a later printing.

    Book ID: 88560
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  • THE PARK IN THE CITY. by Ressner, Philip; photographs by Bill Binzen (1918-2010)
    Ressner, Philip; photographs by Bill Binzen (1918-2010)
    THE PARK IN THE CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which re-creates in simple text and evocative black and white photographs by Binzen, the vitality of a city park. Binzen, who also wrote and illustrated many children's books during his years as a photographer was known for his attention to composition and the evocation of mood - both characteristics seen in these photographs, taken over a period of several months in various parks in New York City. Unpaginated, a slim slightly oversized book. ISBN: 0-525366202.

    Condition: Very near fine in a illustrated green boards in a good only photographic wraparound dust jacket (3 closed tears to upper edge, other light edgewear) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 88548
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  • GREEN GOLD THE TREE OF LIFE: MARIJUANA IN MAGIC & RELIGION. by Bennett, Chris; Lynn and Judy Osburn
    Bennett, Chris; Lynn and Judy Osburn
    GREEN GOLD THE TREE OF LIFE: MARIJUANA IN MAGIC & RELIGION.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Frazier Park, CA: Access Unlimited, 1995. First edition - Survey of the use of marijuana over the centuries, from Mesopotamia to the modern age. Foreword by Jack Herer, afterword by George Clayton Johnson. Illustrated, maps, footnotes, bibliography and index. 485 pp. plus a final illustration and poem. Cover illustration by Aaron Marshal. ISBN: 0-962987220.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 88542
    Keywords: Ethnobotany
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  • ENGINE SUMMER. by Crowley, John.
    Crowley, John.
    ENGINE SUMMER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - Rather hard-to-find first edition of the classic third novel by the author probably best known for "Little Big." Set in the far future where the continent's population has been reduced to a handful. Nominated for the National Book Award. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-385128312.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, spine label, and the edges of the dj flaps have been pasted onto the endpapers.

    Book ID: 88537
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  • LEELA, THE GAME OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE: Commentaries. by Joharim, Harish; Foreword by Claudio Naranjo.
    Joharim, Harish; Foreword by Claudio Naranjo.
    LEELA, THE GAME OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE: Commentaries.

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

    New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (1975). First edition - Leela is an ancient Indian game - the version used as the basis for this translation was brought to the US in 1969 by Harish Johari, foreword by Claudio Naranjo. 143 pp. ISBN: 0-698106474.

    Condition: Good only in black illustrated wrappers (rubbing to covers). No game board.

    Book ID: 88532
    Keywords: hindu, Occult and magic
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  • (Wilson, James, Secretary Department of Agriculture)
    SPECIAL REPORT ON THE BEET-SUGAR INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED STATES

    Edition: First edition.

    Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1898. Hardcover first edition - Includes a report of the chemist who has been working on sugar experiments and a field report on every beet-sugar growing area in the US. Illustrated with 2 large colored folded maps. Index. 240 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering on spine.

    Book ID: 88531
    Keywords: Agriculture, maps
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  • THE TERRAFORMERS. by Newitz, Annalee.
    Newitz, Annalee.
    THE TERRAFORMERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2023). SIGNED first edition - A "science fiction epic for our times and a love letter to the future... Destry's life is dedicated to terraforming Sask-E. As part of the Environmental Rescue Team, she cares for the planet and its burgeoning eco-systems as her parents and their parents did before her. But the bright, clean future they're building comes under threat when Destry discovers a city full of people that shouldn't exist, hidden inside a massive volcano. As she uncovers more about their past, Destry begins to question the mission she's devoted her life to, and must make a choice that will reverberate through Sask-E's future for generations to come." SIGNED on the title page. 337 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (corner slightly bumped).

    Book ID: 88527
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  • THE VIEW FROM CASTLE ROCK: Stories. by Munro, Alice.
    Munro, Alice.
    THE VIEW FROM CASTLE ROCK: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart /Douglas Gibson Book, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition of this very personal collection of stories - stories inspired by her the history of her Laidlaw ancestors, starting in the wilds of the Scottish Border in 1700 - by this award-winning Canadian writer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 2013. Includes a brief foreword by Munro. x, 349 pp. plus author bio and 5 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 0-771065264.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88520
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  • THE BRIDGE. by Mano, D. Keith (1942-2016)
    Mano, D. Keith (1942-2016)
    THE BRIDGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mano's only science fiction novel and a controversial satirical and dystopian take on what the future could be. The dust jacket calls this "a novel about the last man on earth" but it is actually a novel of environmentalism gone beyond any reasonable bounds - "Set in 2035 CE, where draconian attempts to combat environmental pollution have created a Dystopia, and where a convert to Christianity misunderstands the nature of that Religion and becomes a cannibal." (Encyclopedia of Science Fiction). Surprisingly uncommon in the first edition. 240 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-385028709.

    Condition: Near fine in a brown cloth spine with gilt lettering over black boards in a very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to dj, original price of 6.95 on dj flap.)

    Book ID: 88517
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  • THE TRAIL OF THE SANDHILL STAG and 60 Drawings. by Seton-Thompson, Ernest (1860-1946), Naturalist to the Government of Manitoba.
    Seton-Thompson, Ernest (1860-1946), Naturalist to the Government of Manitoba.
    THE TRAIL OF THE SANDHILL STAG and 60 Drawings.

    Edition: First printing - (stated "First Impression. October 12,1899").

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. Hardcover first edition - An early book by this writer who was one of America's most famous naturalists as well as being influential in the Boy Scout movement. A story of tracking and hunting the great stag, although at the end Yan is not able to kill such a beautiful creature. Illustrated with a colored frontispiece and seven other full-page illustrations, with small decorations or drawings on almost every page. It notes that "the designs for title-page, cover, and general make-up, and also literary revision, were done by Mrs. Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson." 93 pp. (stated "First Impression. October 12,1899").

    Condition: Very good in original light olive green pebbled cloth binding, with a small decoration of a stag, borders and titles in gilt on a green panel. Top edge gilt. Bookplate, some rubbing to the lettering and sides of the spine, corners slightly bumped.

    Book ID: 88515
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  • GOD'S COUNTRY. by Everett, Percival.
    Everett, Percival.
    GOD'S COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Faber & Faber, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early novel by the author now best known for 'Erasure' (basis for the film "American Fiction") and the first book in the publisher's Callaloo series, dedicated to books by ``writers of African descent.'' This is a "corrosively funny and disquieting picaresque novel which addresses the politics of identity and the racist brutality that marked America's westward expansion after the Civil War. " Hard to find in the first edition, and especially so in this condition. 219 pp. ISBN: 978-057119832-0.

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

    Book ID: 88508
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  • FOR HER DARK SKIN. by Everett, Percival.
    Everett, Percival.
    FOR HER DARK SKIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: Owl Creek Press, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - A tautly constructed satirical treatment of the Medea myth which explores its relationship to questions both of race and gender as told in the voices of Medea, her nurse, Jason, Polydeuces and Tamar. Early in the story, Medea comments on Jason "That he was not overly bright was apparent, though he was a talker I would not have let him touch me, but the gods... not even my gods, but some chalk-skinned, bitch voyeur caused me to fall in love with this Jason." Anyone who has read Everett's novel 'Erasure" (basis of the film 'American Fiction') will recognize the autobiographical element in that novel. Hard to find, especially in…

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    Seattle: Owl Creek Press, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - A tautly constructed satirical treatment of the Medea myth which explores its relationship to questions both of race and gender as told in the voices of Medea, her nurse, Jason, Polydeuces and Tamar. Early in the story, Medea comments on Jason "That he was not overly bright was apparent, though he was a talker I would not have let him touch me, but the gods... not even my gods, but some chalk-skinned, bitch voyeur caused me to fall in love with this Jason." Anyone who has read Everett's novel 'Erasure" (basis of the film 'American Fiction') will recognize the autobiographical element in that novel. Hard to find, especially in the first edition. 152 pp. Dust jacket illustration by Shere C. Everett. ISBN: 0-937699458.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88507
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  • ZULUS. by Everett, Percival
    Everett, Percival
    ZULUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Permanent Press, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth book by the author of "Erasure" (which is the basis for the film "American Fiction"), a dark and engrossing post-apocalyptic novel set against the landscape and among a society which has emerged years after a thermonuclear war. A blend of the realistic and the surrealistic, this is difficult-to-define novel, an exploration of the themes of alienation, isolation and the grotesque body - and whether man and the planet can both survive - and also, an alphabet book beginning with 'A is for Achitophel' and ending with 'Z is for Zulus.' 247 pp. ISBN: 0-932966-977.

    Condition: Fine in rust cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, black endpapers, in a fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 88505
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  • NOT TOO LATE: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility. by Solnit, Rebecca and Thelma Young Lutunatabua, editors.
    Solnit, Rebecca and Thelma Young Lutunatabua, editors.
    NOT TOO LATE: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Chicago: Haymarket Books, (2023). SIGNED first edition - A book which "brings strong climate voices from around the world to address the political, scientific, social, and emotional dimensions of the most urgent issue human beings have ever faced. . it's an invitation to everyone to understand the issue more deeply, participate more boldly, and imagine the future more creatively.. It features the voices of Indigenous activists, such as Guam-based attorney and writer Julian Aguon; climate scientists, among them Jacquelyn Gill and Edward Carr; artists, such as Marshall Islands poet and activist Kathy Jentil-Kijiner; and longtime organisers, including The Tyranny of Oil author Antonia Juhasz and Emergent Strategy author adrienne maree brown." Other contributors include Jade Begay, Renato Redantor Constantino,…

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    Chicago: Haymarket Books, (2023). SIGNED first edition - A book which "brings strong climate voices from around the world to address the political, scientific, social, and emotional dimensions of the most urgent issue human beings have ever faced. . it's an invitation to everyone to understand the issue more deeply, participate more boldly, and imagine the future more creatively.. It features the voices of Indigenous activists, such as Guam-based attorney and writer Julian Aguon; climate scientists, among them Jacquelyn Gill and Edward Carr; artists, such as Marshall Islands poet and activist Kathy Jentil-Kijiner; and longtime organisers, including The Tyranny of Oil author Antonia Juhasz and Emergent Strategy author adrienne maree brown." Other contributors include Jade Begay, Renato Redantor Constantino, Joelle Gergis, Jacquelyn Gill, Mary Annaise Heglar, Mary Anne Hitt, Roshi Joan Halifax, Nikayla Jefferson, Fenton Lutunatabua & Joseph Sikulu, Yotam Marom, Denali Nalamalapu, Leah Stokes, Farhana Sultana, and Gloria Walton. SIGNED on the title page by Rebecca Solnit, and uncommon thus. Illustrated with drawings by David Solnit. Resources, contributors' biographies, index. 220 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 978-1642598971.

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    Condition: Fine in light green printed wrappers with self-flaps (a new copy)

    Book ID: 88503
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  • THE OLD MAN'S BOY GROWS OLDER. by Ruark, Robert.
    Ruark, Robert.
    THE OLD MAN'S BOY GROWS OLDER.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1961.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The Old Man is gone now, except in the Boy's memory - and the boy has left North Carolina to begin his life of travel and adventure. lllustrated with line drawings by Walter Dower. 302 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in brown cloth in a good dustjacket (bookplate, edgewear to top of dj, original price of 4.95 still present) .

    Book ID: 88495
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  • THE RIVER ACRES RIDDLE: A Book of Mysteries. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE RIVER ACRES RIDDLE: A Book of Mysteries.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1936. dj. Hardcover - An attractive new edition, in a slightly larger format, of the book originally published simply as "A Book of Mysteries." Includes the long title story, 'Cat's Cradle' and 'The Hexagonal Chest.' Retains the original illustrations by Kurt Wiese with a black and white frontispiece on plain paper and small vignettes at the beginning of each story, but he is no longer identified as the illustrator on the title page. .Attractive new dustjacket art by Frank Dobias. A title in the Young Moderns series with the logo on the spine of the dust jacket and advertising for the series on the back cover . 224 pp

    Condition: Near fine in tan cloth in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped, but overall a very tight and clean copy in a bright dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 88491
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  • RED SORGHUM: A Novel of China. by Mo Yan (Guan Moye)
    Mo Yan (Guan Moye)
    RED SORGHUM: A Novel of China.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by one of China's most innovative writers, and his first book to appear in English, translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt (with a note that, at the request of the author, this is based on the 1988 Tapei Hongfan Chinese edition which restored some of the deletions made in the 1987 Mainland Chinese edition). Mo Yan is a pseudonymic phrase meaning 'Don't speak.' Over more than 30 years, Mo Yan has been writing brutally vibrant stories about rural life in China that flout official Party ideology and celebrate individualism over conformity. He also flouts literary conformity, spiking his earthy realism with fantasy, hallucination and metafiction. The…

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    New York: Viking, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by one of China's most innovative writers, and his first book to appear in English, translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt (with a note that, at the request of the author, this is based on the 1988 Tapei Hongfan Chinese edition which restored some of the deletions made in the 1987 Mainland Chinese edition). Mo Yan is a pseudonymic phrase meaning 'Don't speak.' Over more than 30 years, Mo Yan has been writing brutally vibrant stories about rural life in China that flout official Party ideology and celebrate individualism over conformity. He also flouts literary conformity, spiking his earthy realism with fantasy, hallucination and metafiction. The story in this book revolves around three generations of the Shandong family between 1923 and 1976 as the narrator tells the story of his family's struggles, first as distillery owners making sorghum wine and then as resistance fighters during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The first parts were the basis of the award-winning 1987 film of the same name. 359 pp. Translated by Howard Goldblatt. In 2012 Mo Yan was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. 387 pp. ISBN: -670844020.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88489
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  • THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Eighteenth (18th) Annual Collection. by Dozois, Gardner, editor.
    Dozois, Gardner, editor.
    THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Eighteenth (18th) Annual Collection.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the best and most significant anthologies of modern science fiction, with works by established prize-winning writers and newcomers to the field. Includes stories by
    Susan Palwick, Michael Swanwick, Ian MacDonald, Alastair Reynolds, Nancy Kress, Stephen Baxter, Greg Egan, Peter F. Hamilton, Paul J. McAuley, Ursula Le Guin, Lucius Shepard, Charles Stross, Brian Stableford, Steven Utley, Tananarrive Due, and others, along with the editor's annual summary of the year - 2000 - and his list of Honorable Mentions. Cover advertises 'more than 250,000 words of fantastic fiction'. xlvii, 617 pp. ISBN: 0-312-274653.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to dj.). Uncommon in the hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 88487
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  • THE VILLAGERS / HUASIPUNGO: A Novel. by Icaza, Jorge; translated by Bernard M. Dulsey.
    Icaza, Jorge; translated by Bernard M. Dulsey.
    THE VILLAGERS / HUASIPUNGO: A Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first "authorized translation" of this Ecuadorian author's first novel, still considered his best novel and one of the most significant works in contemporary Latin American literature, a book which brought him both censure and acclaim when it was first published in 1934. It portrays with dramatic intensity the exploitation of indigenous Ecuadorians at the hands of ruling elites. This translation by Bernard M. Dulsey was based on a revised and enlarged edition which appeared in 1953 and was produced with Icaza's collaboration. The first title in the publisher's series "Contemporary Latin American Classics." Includes a brief new preface by the author, an introduction by the translator and…

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    Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first "authorized translation" of this Ecuadorian author's first novel, still considered his best novel and one of the most significant works in contemporary Latin American literature, a book which brought him both censure and acclaim when it was first published in 1934. It portrays with dramatic intensity the exploitation of indigenous Ecuadorians at the hands of ruling elites. This translation by Bernard M. Dulsey was based on a revised and enlarged edition which appeared in 1953 and was produced with Icaza's collaboration. The first title in the publisher's series "Contemporary Latin American Classics." Includes a brief new preface by the author, an introduction by the translator and a foreword by J. Cary Davis, series editor. Glossary. xv, 220 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (underlining on a few pages in the introduction and a few check marks in the glossary, minor edgewear to dj, original price of 5.95 still present on dj flap)

    Book ID: 88485
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  • THE CLUE IN THE IVY: The Dana Girls Mystery Series #14. by Carolyn Keene.
    Carolyn Keene.
    THE CLUE IN THE IVY: The Dana Girls Mystery Series #14.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1955, c. 1952.). dj. Hardcover - This series features sisters Jean and Louise Dana, who attend Starhurst Academy, and was written under the same Stratemeyer house pseudonym as that used for the Nancy Drew series. Dark green and white illustrated endpapers, light green topstain, frontispiece. Book lists thru #16, dust jacket flap to #17. 211 pp.

    Condition: Near fine condition in a very good+ dustjacket with a wraparound spine illustration. (short closed tear on back cover)

    Book ID: 88482
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  • JESS: A Grand Collage 1951 - 1993. by [Collins, Jess] Auping, Michael with essays by Robert Bertholf, and Michael Palmer.
    [Collins, Jess] Auping, Michael with essays by Robert Bertholf, and Michael Palmer.
    JESS: A Grand Collage 1951 - 1993.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Buffalo, NY: Albright - Knox Art Gallery / Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, (1993). First edition - Exhibition catalog of the works by the artist Jess Collins -known simply as Jess - a native Californian and a legendary figure in the San Francisco art scene. Edited, and with an Introduction, by Michael Auping. Foreword by Douglas G. Schultz. With essays by Michael Auping, Robert J. Bertholf, and Michael Palmer. Illustrated throughout, mostly in full color. Includes a catalogue of the exhibition, chronology and selected bibliography. Large oblong format. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-914782851.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self-flaps. .

    Book ID: 88480
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  • A CHILDREN'S BIBLE. by Millet, Lydia.
    Millet, Lydia.
    A CHILDREN'S BIBLE.

    Edition: First edition stated.

    New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (2020) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which begins as a sardonic teen comedy: A group of families have rented an old mansion together for the summer. The adults are all embarrassing, drunken bores, and their children, who have free run of the house, want nothing to do with them - but then it transforms to a modern-day tale of climate change which creates a shattering vision of our apocalyptic future. "Millet writes brilliantly about everything politics, physics, mermaids and shes one of the leading writers of environmental fiction. [She] addresses the existential crisis of climate change with a technical understanding of the science and a humane understanding of the heart.…

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    New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (2020) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which begins as a sardonic teen comedy: A group of families have rented an old mansion together for the summer. The adults are all embarrassing, drunken bores, and their children, who have free run of the house, want nothing to do with them - but then it transforms to a modern-day tale of climate change which creates a shattering vision of our apocalyptic future. "Millet writes brilliantly about everything politics, physics, mermaids and shes one of the leading writers of environmental fiction. [She] addresses the existential crisis of climate change with a technical understanding of the science and a humane understanding of the heart. Shes also ferociously witty. That rare combination has made her stories about species extinction and global warming profound and weirdly amusing." (Ron Charles, Washington Post) Finalist for the National Book Award. 234 pp. A variant edition with first edition stated, but no number line, bound in gray cloth and measuring 8 3/4 inches tall, 5 3/4 inches wide. ISBN: 978-1324005032.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 88477
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