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  • Scarborough, John, editor.
    FOLKLORE AND FOLK MEDICINES: Symposium Presented at the March 1986 AIHP Annual Meeting Held in San Francisco, California.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Madison, WI: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1987. First edition - Edited and with an introduction by John Scarborough (who also contributes an essay on the recognition of drugs in classical antiquity) Includes seven essays by David L. Cowen, John M. Riddle, Eric H. Christianson, and others on medieval herbalism, folk medicine in Indiana, and of the Pennsylvania Dutch and more. Notes at the end of each essay. Publication Number 10. 122 pp.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 80176
    Keywords: Ethnobotany
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  • Pangborn, Frederic Werden (1855-1934)
    THE SILENT MAID: Being the Story of Stille Maegth, Her Strange Bewitchment and Her Wondrous Song.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1903. Hardcover first edition - The author's rather uncommon fourth book, a story inspired by Germanic myths about a spirit who is allowed to take human form, but not to speak to those of woman born. When a powerful Baron encounters her as a child in the forest, he brings her back to his domain, and ten years later he marries her in defiance of an ancient curse on his family that forbade the love of a maiden, requiring that any taken to wife be a woman previously wedded. The maiden, however, loves one of his knights and although death follows this disloyalty, the curse is broken and his heirs will live in…

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    Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1903. Hardcover first edition - The author's rather uncommon fourth book, a story inspired by Germanic myths about a spirit who is allowed to take human form, but not to speak to those of woman born. When a powerful Baron encounters her as a child in the forest, he brings her back to his domain, and ten years later he marries her in defiance of an ancient curse on his family that forbade the love of a maiden, requiring that any taken to wife be a woman previously wedded. The maiden, however, loves one of his knights and although death follows this disloyalty, the curse is broken and his heirs will live in happiness and the maiden will be once again a spirit who sings in the forest. Frontispiece by Frank T. Merrill with tissue guard. 223 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in the original decorated red cloth, with front and spine panels - some rubbing to the spine, corners slightly bumped and a blank mailing label has been pasted on the front endpaper.

    Book ID: 80173
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  • Sandoz, Maurice (1892-1958); Salvador Dali, illustrator.
    FANTASTIC MEMORIES.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1945. Hardcover - Fifteen short tales of strange and supernatural experiences, illustrated with 23 full page black and white drawings by the Surrealist artist, Salvador Dali, who was also a friend of Sandoz. Large format. 128 pp.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth, with a black panel on the spine and gold lettering (light toning to the pages). No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80166
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  • GALATEA: Everything Is What It Seems. by Pullman, Philip.
    Pullman, Philip.
    GALATEA: Everything Is What It Seems.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - The rather uncommon second novel by this author best known for his later young adult fantasy trilogy - The Dark Materials. "Everything is what it seems: says the title page of Galatea. This paradox sets the key for a haunting fantasy that will remain in the reader's mind long after he has turned the final page. The novel's narrator is Martin Browning, a young musician. His wife, who is somehow involved in the arcane world of multi-national corporations, has mysteriously disappeared." Dust jacket praise from Michael Moorcock. 287 pp. ISBN: 0-525111255.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (top of spine slightly pushed, but overall a very tight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 80159
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  • THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM. by Liu, Cixin, translated by Ken Liu.
    Liu, Cixin, translated by Ken Liu.
    THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM.

    Edition: First US printing (complete number line)

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first English language edition of this bestselling Chinese science fiction novel, winner in translation of the 2015 Hugo Award and very highly praised. To cite just a couple of examples, Kim Stanley Robinson stated: "It is wonderful to read this state-of-the-art example of Chinese science fiction, which sweeps from the historical trauma of the Cultural Revolution to the cosmic trauma of alien contact with an immense narrative energy. Ken Liu's excellent translation combines fluid clarity with a continuous view into Chinese worldviews, adding to the fun and making this the best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time." and Mike…

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    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first English language edition of this bestselling Chinese science fiction novel, winner in translation of the 2015 Hugo Award and very highly praised. To cite just a couple of examples, Kim Stanley Robinson stated: "It is wonderful to read this state-of-the-art example of Chinese science fiction, which sweeps from the historical trauma of the Cultural Revolution to the cosmic trauma of alien contact with an immense narrative energy. Ken Liu's excellent translation combines fluid clarity with a continuous view into Chinese worldviews, adding to the fun and making this the best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time." and Mike Resnick said "The Three-Body Problem deserves all of its plaudits. It's an exceptional novel, and Ken Liu's translation is both smooth and unintrusive." Translator's postscript. 399 pp. ISBN: 978-0765377067.

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    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (a clean and tight copy but with a small bump to the lower corner of the front board, a hint of light toning to the top edge of the textblock)

    Book ID: 80157
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  • Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth.
    SEEK THE HOUSE OF RELATIVES (The Blue Cloud Quarterly, Vol 29, No 4.)

    Edition: First printing, a slim chapbook in stapled wrappers.

    Marvin, South Dakota: The Blue Cloud Quarterly Press, 1983. First edition - The scarce second book (consisting of poetry and one short story), by this member of the Crow Creek Sioux tribe. One of a series of chapbooks issued by the Blue Cloud Abbey. Cover illustration by Sam Leader Charge. Unpaginated [24 pp.]

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 45406
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  • GIANTS IN THE EARTH: A Saga Of The Prairie. by Rolvaag, O. E. [Ole Edvart], 1876-1931.
    Rolvaag, O. E. [Ole Edvart], 1876-1931.
    GIANTS IN THE EARTH: A Saga Of The Prairie.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. Hardcover first edition - A classic novel of a group of Norwegian pioneers and their struggles to build a home in the desolate prairie-land of the American Midwest. Originally published in Norwegian as two books in 1924 and 1925 and translated by Lincoln Colcord and the author. Includes a foreword by Rolvaag, introduction by Lincoln Colcord. States first edition, with the correct C-B code. Illustrated endpapers. xxii, 465 pp. plus 3 pp of publisher's advertisements, including one for this title which correctly predicts that it "will endure."

    Condition: Very good in brown cloth with decorations on spine - toning to the the spine, but otherwise tight and clean. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80111
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  • REASON FOR HOPE: A Spiritual Journey. by Goodall, Jane with Philip Berman.
    Goodall, Jane with Philip Berman.
    REASON FOR HOPE: A Spiritual Journey.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A moving memoir which explores the life of a scientist whose "revolutionary study of chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe preserve forever altered the very, definition of 'humanity.' .. [She] endured the horrors of the London blitz and World War II, postwar hardships, vicious rumors and "establishment" assaults on the integrity of her work, a terrorist attack and hostage taking in Africa, and her husband's slow, agonizing death. But throughout, her religious convictions, although tested, have helped her survive." INSCRIBED by Goodall on the title page. Illustrated with photographs. xv, 282 pp. ISBN: 0-446522252.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (lower corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 80107
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  • ISOLATION AND OTHER STORIES by Greer, Robert O.; illustrated by Jeff Hall III.
    Greer, Robert O.; illustrated by Jeff Hall III.
    ISOLATION AND OTHER STORIES

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Aurora, Colorado: Davies Group, Publishers, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first collection of short fiction by this African American author best known for his thrillers set in Denver, featuring C. J. Boyd. Greer is also a surgical pathologist, professor and Colorado cattle rancher. A limited first edition, numbered 155/1500 and SIGNED by both Robert Greer and the illustrator Jeff Hall III. Dust jacket praise from Margaret Coel, Clarence Major among others. Promotional book mark laid in. xii, 195 pp. ISBN: 1-888570474.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. An attractively produced book.

    Book ID: 80095
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  • AN UNSETTLED COUNTRY: Changing Landscapes of the American West. by Worster, Donald.
    Worster, Donald.
    AN UNSETTLED COUNTRY: Changing Landscapes of the American West.

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Four essays discussing the role of the natural environment in the making the US West, including one on John Wesley Powell and another on the warming of the West, and especially the Great Plains area. A Volume in the Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture. INSCRIBED on the half title page to the noted Oklahoma collector Larry Owens, and uncommon thus. Worster received the Bancroft Prize in American history in 1980. Notes, index. xii, 151 pp. ISBN: 0-826314813.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80094
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  • I, ROBOT. by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    I, ROBOT.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (ca 1967) dj. Hardcover - A reissue of "this long out of print" title (as noted on the dust jacket flap) of this classic work, the first in Asimov's robot series, and the book which introduced the three laws of robotics. Originally published in 1950. Code of 42 I on last page indicating a 1967 printing. 224 pp. Dust jacket art by Johannes Regn. ISBN: 0-553-803700.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and significant reading wear (spine slant, both hinges cracked), but in dust jacket with overall edgewear and rubbing to the folds. Original price has been clipped, but replaced with a Doubleday price sticker of 3.95.

    Book ID: 80082
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  • FLOWERS FOR HIS FUNERAL. by Granger, Ann.
    Granger, Ann.
    FLOWERS FOR HIS FUNERAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The seventh Mitchell and Markby Village Whodunit - a chance encounter with Markby's former wife at the Chelsea Flower Show is followed by an apparent heart attack, which was really poison- and stay the his ex-wife's home. SIGNED on the title page. 250 pp. ISBN: 0-747211027.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (significant toning to the pages) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 80078
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  • THE FLAGELLANTS. by Polite, Carlene Hatcher.
    Polite, Carlene Hatcher.
    THE FLAGELLANTS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1967.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's highly praised first novel, originally published in translation in France in1966 - set in Greenwich Village, this love story is referred to by the publisher as 'ghetto noir'. 214 pp. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some creasing to the upper edge of the front cover of the dj)

    Book ID: 80066
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  • SADNESS by Barthelme, Donald
    Barthelme, Donald
    SADNESS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 16 short stories by this post-modernist writer. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-374253331.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (short tear to upper edge of spine of dj, creasing to front flap, original price of 5.95 still present)

    Book ID: 80058
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  • BLACK CHERRY BLUES by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    BLACK CHERRY BLUES

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third mystery featuring ex-New Orleans cop Dave Robichaux and one of the best in the series. Winner of the Edgar award for best novel. 290 pp. Dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-316-116998.

    Condition: Near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 80057
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  • EMPIRE FALLS by Russo, Richard.
    Russo, Richard.
    EMPIRE FALLS

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. dj. First edition - Novel set in a small town in Maine. Winner of the Pulitzer prize, a New York Times Notable book, and the basis of the mini-series of the same name starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and Ed Harris. Cover art is bound in, 483 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed blue wrappers. A very uncommon advance copy (this presumably preceded the more common advance reading copy in illustrated wrappers)

    Book ID: 80056
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  • SKA-DENGE! (Beaver for Revenge) by Rogers, Lou.
    Rogers, Lou.
    SKA-DENGE! (Beaver for Revenge)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929. Hardcover first edition - The second book by this North Carolina author on the adventures of Red Alder, the chief of a beaver tribe, set back in a time when animals ruled the world. Illustrated by the author with a full color frontispiece and black and white drawings throughout, some full page, others en texte. Slightly wider format, xxvii, 217 pp. Illustrated orange and white endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in orange boards with black lettering and illustration on the front cover - some light soiling to the covers, but overall a sturdy and tight copy of a rather hard-to-find book.

    Book ID: 80050
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  • THE LONESOME ROAD. The Story of the Negro's Part in America. by Redding, Saunders.
    Redding, Saunders.
    THE LONESOME ROAD. The Story of the Negro's Part in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1958. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book centering upon great, but little known, African Americans and on their contributions to the United States - among them are Daniel Payne, Sojourner Truth, Paul Robeson, Daniel Hale Williams (first surgeon to perfom successful heart surgery) and others ranging from Thurgood Marshall to DuBois to Joe Louis. A title in the Mainstream of America series, edited by Lewis Gannett. Bibliography, index. 355 pp plus a one page listing of other titles in the series.

    Condition: Fine in very good+ dust jacket (light edgewear, original price of 5.75 on dj flap)

    Book ID: 80049
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  • NEROCCIO DE'LANDI 1447-1500. by Coor, Gertrude.
    Coor, Gertrude.
    NEROCCIO DE'LANDI 1447-1500.

    Edition: First edition.

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first significant monograph on this fiftheenth century Sienese painter and sculptor's work, which had been neglected by most art historians "because this art is not strikingly original and is quite restricted iconographically, the majority of the works being representations of the Madonna and Child" but later discoveries and the cleaning and restoration of some of his works led to an increased interest in them. Quarto, bound in full navy buckram blocked in black on the spine with gilt titling. Frontispiece. xviii, 235 pp plus a 56 page section with 146 black and white plates of his works.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, some sunning to the dj)

    Book ID: 80028
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  • GUARDIANS OF THE WEST: Book One of the Malloreon. by Eddings, David.
    Eddings, David.
    GUARDIANS OF THE WEST: Book One of the Malloreon.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book in this epic series. Double page map by Shelly Shapiro. 454 pp. Dust jacket art by Edwin Herder. ISBN: 0-345-330005.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80024
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  • HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARKE To the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains, and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, Performed in the Years 1804, 1805, 1806, by order of the government of the United States; (2 volume set) by Lewis, Meriwether (1774-1809) and Clark, William (1770-1838); Allen, Paul, editor, revised by Archibald M'vickar [MacVickar]
    Lewis, Meriwether (1774-1809) and Clark, William (1770-1838); Allen, Paul, editor, revised by Archibald M'vickar [MacVickar]
    HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARKE To the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains, and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, Performed in the Years 1804, 1805, 1806, by order of the government of the United States; (2 volume set)

    Edition: Later printing (no date on title page).

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (c 1842). Hardcover - Two volume set, complete. The subtitle continues: "prepared for the press by Paul Allen; revised, and abridged by the omission of unimportant details; with an introduction and notes, by Archibald M'Vickar." Two volumes bound in dark green with gilt lettering on spine, embossed monogram and borders on front cover. Folding map preceding the title page in volume 1, neither volume includes any of the plates called for in the table of contents. Long appendix at end of volume 2 with a summary statement of the rivers, creeks, and most remarkable places. Small format, each measures 4 inches by 6 1/8 inches. Volume I: xliv, 371 pp; Volume II: x, 395 pp.

    Condition: Very good (tear to folded map, title page for volume 1 is partially detached, previous owner's name in each volume, toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 80019
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  • THE BATTLE OF THE JAVA SEA: The Sea Battles in Close-up Series. by van Oosten, F. C.
    van Oosten, F. C.
    THE BATTLE OF THE JAVA SEA: The Sea Battles in Close-up Series.

    Edition: First edition.

    Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - This battle "was a fight against desperate odds, marking the end of the gallant struggle of a desperately depleted Allied fleet - American, British and Dutch - to keep the Japanese out of the Dutch East Indies in 1942. . . a combined command was set up by the Allies, but they failed to contain the Japanese advance and towards the end of February 1942 Java lay open to the Japanese." An account "compiled mainly from official Dutch reports and papers and reference has been made to Japanese, American and British papers." Illustrated with maps and photographs. Includes 17 appendices, bibliography, index. Small format (4 1/2 inches by 7 inches). 128 pp. Rear flap of dust jacket lists 12 other titles in this series. ISBN: 0-870219111.

    Condition: Fine in black cloth in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80018
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  • ENCOUNTER NEAR VENUS. by Wibberly, Leonard.
    Wibberly, Leonard.
    ENCOUNTER NEAR VENUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young adult fantasy novel by this prolific author, probably best known for "The Mouse That Roared" (basis of the film of the same name) and his series of novels about the Treegate family, but he is very hard to pigeonhole. This story is about four siblings - two brothers and two sisters - who are sent, despite their objections, to spend the summer vacation with their uncle in Coopertown, Colorado. They expect to be bored - but it turns out that their eccentric uncle can travel through space on a flying saucer he devised, and even communicate with strange blinking lights. The book might be fantasy…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young adult fantasy novel by this prolific author, probably best known for "The Mouse That Roared" (basis of the film of the same name) and his series of novels about the Treegate family, but he is very hard to pigeonhole. This story is about four siblings - two brothers and two sisters - who are sent, despite their objections, to spend the summer vacation with their uncle in Coopertown, Colorado. They expect to be bored - but it turns out that their eccentric uncle can travel through space on a flying saucer he devised, and even communicate with strange blinking lights. The book might be fantasy but the account of their reply when they returned home and they were asked what happened - "nothing" - is rooted in reality. llustrated by Alice Wadowski-Bak. 214 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (gift inscription, minor wear to the dj, toning to the spine of the dj, but a straight and tight copy, original price of 3.50 still present.)

    Book ID: 80013
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  • LIQUOR, GUNS & AMMO. by Anderson, Kent.
    Anderson, Kent.
    LIQUOR, GUNS & AMMO.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson, AZ: Dennis McMillan Publications, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third book, this includes articles on blood sports, including bullfighting and motorcycle gangs, previously unpublished chapters from his first two novels, Sympathy for the Devil and Night Dogs, a screenplay ("Shank") and notes toward a new novel in progress. Cover and interior artwork by Michael Kellner. An attractively produced volume as is common with Dennis McMillan Publications. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-939767295.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (crease on rear dj flap)

    Book ID: 80012
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  • THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON. by Trevor, Meriol.
    Trevor, Meriol.
    THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Sheed and Ward, (1957). Hardcover first edition - An uncommon early science fiction novel for young adults by this prolific Catholic author. The story, published in 1957, follows a teenage boy named Gil whose brother, Hilary, a botanist, is a member of a crew of scientists who are making an expedition to the moon. Gil is not supposed to go along, but he falls asleep in the crew's ship and inadvertently becomes a stowaway. When they reach the far side of the moon they discover a livable atmosphere and two races of men in conflict. Illustrated with drawings by Martin Thomas. 179 pp. Dust jacket art by Arno.

    Condition: Very good in light blue cloth with dark blue lettering on the spine in a fair only dust jacket with chips at both ends of the spine, several tears and rubbing on the folds (now protected by an archival cover)

    Book ID: 79996
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  • THE POOL OF WISDOM, WHO BRINGS THE TRUTH, BY WHAT AUTHORITY, THREE POEMS and Two Theosophy Brochures (3 items) by Krishnamurti, J. (1895 - 1986); C. W. Leadbetter and L. W. Rogers.
    Krishnamurti, J. (1895 - 1986); C. W. Leadbetter and L. W. Rogers.
    THE POOL OF WISDOM, WHO BRINGS THE TRUTH, BY WHAT AUTHORITY, THREE POEMS and Two Theosophy Brochures (3 items)

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Eerde Ommen Holland: Star Publishing Trust, 1928. First edition - Talks given by this Indian philosopher, speaker and writer in the Netherlands in 1926 and 1927 plus three poems. Laid in are two uncommon small undated Theosophy brochures - Books on Theosopy by L. W. Rogers (single sheet folded to create 4 pp) and The Advantages of Theosophy by C. W. Leadbeater (2 sheets stapled and folded to create 8 pp) In his early life Krishnamurti, who was discovered by Leadbeater as a boy in India, was groomed to be the new World Teacher but later rejected this mantle and withdrew from the Theosophy organization behind it. Frontispiece portrait. 100pp.

    Condition: Very good in cream soft card covers, black lettering on front and spine, green cartouche on front (some toning to the covers, small tear at base of spine) Brochures are fine.

    Book ID: 79993
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  • THE NEGRO IMPACT ON WESTERN CIVILIZATION. by Roucek, Joseph S. and Thomas Kiernan, editors.
    Roucek, Joseph S. and Thomas Kiernan, editors.
    THE NEGRO IMPACT ON WESTERN CIVILIZATION.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Philosophical Library, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - A signficant book which offers insights into the contributions of Africans and African Americans in both ancient and modern times. Among the contributors are John Hope Franklin, Ronald W. Davis, Abraham Chapman, James A Porter and more. Topics include contributions to science, exploration, religious thought, music and dance, sports, literature and art and more. Notes and selected bibliographies at the end of each article. xii, 506 pp. ISBN: 0-80222329X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Review copy with "Times Reporter" stamped on front endpaper.

    Book ID: 79980
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  • CONDITIONS: FIVE: The Black Women's Issue. by Bethel, Lorraine and Barbara Smith, editiors; Audre Lourde, Cheryl Clarke, Chirlane McCray and others, contributors.
    Bethel, Lorraine and Barbara Smith, editiors; Audre Lourde, Cheryl Clarke, Chirlane McCray and others, contributors.
    CONDITIONS: FIVE: The Black Women's Issue.

    Edition: First printing.

    Brooklyn, New York: Conditions, 1979. First edition - A rather hard to find issue of this feminist magazine of writing by women with an emphasis on writing by lesbians. This issue focuses on poetry, journals, fiction and more by Black women writers and feminists - including Donna Allegra, Michelle Clinton, Pat Parker, Toi Derricote, Audre Lourde, Gloria T. Hull, Cheryl Clarke and others. Among the contributors is Chirlane McCray, now the wife of New York mayor Bill de Blasio and still an activist. She has stated that her poetry became an outlet for the anger she felt at the bullying and racism she encountered as the only Black student in high school. Her two page untitled poem both expresses…

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    Brooklyn, New York: Conditions, 1979. First edition - A rather hard to find issue of this feminist magazine of writing by women with an emphasis on writing by lesbians. This issue focuses on poetry, journals, fiction and more by Black women writers and feminists - including Donna Allegra, Michelle Clinton, Pat Parker, Toi Derricote, Audre Lourde, Gloria T. Hull, Cheryl Clarke and others. Among the contributors is Chirlane McCray, now the wife of New York mayor Bill de Blasio and still an activist. She has stated that her poetry became an outlet for the anger she felt at the bullying and racism she encountered as the only Black student in high school. Her two page untitled poem both expresses her anger "evil pouting mammy bitch, / a nigger woman passed over" and her optimism "i can laugh about it / trade stories and write poems / about all those put-downs. . I'm through waiting for minds to change." Notes on contributors. 187 pp plus advertisements.

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    Condition: Very good in black wrappers (a gift card had been pasted inside front cover, discoloration from glue remains)

    Book ID: 79979
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  • MONA LISA OVERDRIVE. by Gibson, William.
    Gibson, William.
    MONA LISA OVERDRIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam Books, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A cyberspace classic, the author's third novel and the final book in the Neuromancer trilogy. Finalist for both the Nebula and the Hugo. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-553052500.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (sticker ghosts on cover of dj)

    Book ID: 79943
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  • FLORIZEL. by Gray, Isabel McReynolds
    Gray, Isabel McReynolds
    FLORIZEL.

    Edition: Limited edition.

    Los Angeles: Los Angeles Printing Company, 1910. Hardcover first edition - A whimsical story about a little boy who portrays a Fairy in a play and wants to be one, a book about fantasies, illustrated on alternate pages in the margins and corners with light green delicate drawings of butterflies, birds, fairies, and flowers, as well as some full page drawings. A limited numbered edition of 500 copies. 139 pp plus colophon.Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in in grey paper covered boards with green lettering and decoration on the front cover.

    Book ID: 79925
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • MEET ADDY : An American Girl. by Porter, Connie.
    Porter, Connie.
    MEET ADDY : An American Girl.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company, (1993.). SIGNED hardcover - The first book in the American Girls series about Addy, a young Black girl determined to be free in the midst of the Civil War. Illustrated by Melodye Rosales and with vignettes by Renee Graef and Luanne Roberts. SIGNED on the title page by this African American author, and uncommon thus. Also includes several pages of information about life in 1864. 69 pp. Postcard to request catalogue still intact. ISBN: 1562470760.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 79920
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  • THE DEEPEST WATER. by Wilhelm, Kate.
    Wilhelm, Kate.
    THE DEEPEST WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - After Jud Connors is murdered in an isolated lakeside cabin in the Oregon Cascades, his daughter Abby, who is also his literary executor, searches the clues in his unfinished work, the final book in a trilogy, to uncover events that occurred in during the Vietnam War and to separate fact from fiction in an attempt to identify who had reason to want him dead. INSCRIBED on the title page. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-312261438.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79900
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  • SUN DOGS by Butler, Robert Olen
    Butler, Robert Olen
    SUN DOGS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Horizon Press, (1982) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Prize-winning author's second novel, one which vividly evokes the vastness of Alaska and the long winter nights. SIGNED on title page. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-8180-06366.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dustjacket. (a few tiny nicks to the dj, some rubbing to the back cover)

    Book ID: 79890
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  • TOM SLADE PICKS A WINNER. #13 in series. by Fitzhugh, Percy Keese
    Fitzhugh, Percy Keese
    TOM SLADE PICKS A WINNER. #13 in series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1924.) dj. Hardcover - After serving as a doughboy in the Great War, Tom Slade, Boy Scout is back at the old campground at Black Lake. Illustrated by Howard L. Hastings with a glossy frontispiece and 3 glossy internal plates. Notation on title page that this was 'published with the approval of the Boy Scouts of America.' 235 pp plus 4 pp advertisements. Lists through #14 in back of book. Bound in olive green cloth with black lettering on spine and brown lettering outlined in black on front. Photographic endpapers. Illustrated dustwrapper with wraparound green band at top and bottom with title and author in yellow lettering.

    Condition: Good overall in a good dust jacket (gift inscription dated in 1926, some chipping to all edges of dj, including loss of up to 1 cm at top of spine, wear at folds and discoloration at lower edge of front cover near the spine, affecting the book slightly.) Despite the flaws this is quite uncommon in dj.

    Book ID: 79888
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  • JUST ABOVE MY HEAD by Baldwin, James
    Baldwin, James
    JUST ABOVE MY HEAD

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - A complex novel following the story of three extraordinary individuals (including Sister Julia, a "fire-baptized" child evangelist called to the ministry when she was nine), through three decades, from Harlem to Paris to Birmingham. ISBN: 0-803794772.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder spray bottom edge as this is frequently found, but otherwise a tight and clean copy, apparently unread and uncommon in this condition.)

    Book ID: 79885
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  • SEGU. by Conde, Maryse
    Conde, Maryse
    SEGU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic novel set in 1797 in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the coming of Islam. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Dustjacket praise from Paule Marshall, Maya Angelou and others. Map endpapers. Notes. 499 pages. ISBN: 0-670-807281.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79879
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  • THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE. by Edwards, Martin.
    Edwards, Martin.
    THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth mystery featuring Liverpool solicitor Harry Devlin, who has been asked to advise the board of a local arts charity. INSCRIBED on the title page "To ... Hope you enjoy this one! best wishes" (I find all of the Harry Devlin mysteries enjoyable reading and recommend this series). Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-340718218.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79877
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  • I REMEMBER YOU. by Edwards, Martin.
    Edwards, Martin.
    I REMEMBER YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Piatkus Crime, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third mystery featuring Liverpool solicitor Harry Devlin. INSCRIBED on the title page. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-749901934.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79876
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  • HEARTSTONES. by Rendell, Ruth
    Rendell, Ruth
    HEARTSTONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hutchinson, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A short novel of psychological suspense, with a disturbed 16 year old girl narrating the events following the death of her mother. SIGNED on the title page. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with drawings by George Underwood. A Hutchinson Novella. 67 pp. ISBN: 0-091678706.

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

    Book ID: 79854
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  • A COOK'S TOUR: In Search of the Perfect Meal. by Bourdain, Anthony.
    Bourdain, Anthony.
    A COOK'S TOUR: In Search of the Perfect Meal.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2001). Hardcover first edition - Book which is the basis for his series on the Food Network. "The only thing Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. . Inspired by the question, 'What would be the perfect meal?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail." After eating traditional Fugu in Japan, a poisonous blowfish which can be prepared only by specially licensed chefs, and live Cobra heart in Saigon and a 6 hour, 20 course tasting menu at Keller's legendary French Laundry in Yountville, he kicks both on a West Indian island with his wife, with a meal of cold local beer, ribs in adobo sauce and his wife's burger…

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    New York: Bloomsbury, (2001). Hardcover first edition - Book which is the basis for his series on the Food Network. "The only thing Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. . Inspired by the question, 'What would be the perfect meal?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail." After eating traditional Fugu in Japan, a poisonous blowfish which can be prepared only by specially licensed chefs, and live Cobra heart in Saigon and a 6 hour, 20 course tasting menu at Keller's legendary French Laundry in Yountville, he kicks both on a West Indian island with his wife, with a meal of cold local beer, ribs in adobo sauce and his wife's burger cooked well-done with a slice of Kraft cheese - and just maybe that was the perfect meal. 274 pp. ISBN: 1-582341400.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79849
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  • THE BEST SHORT STORIES 1931 and The Yearbook Of The American Short Story. by O'Brien, Edward J., editor; F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner and others, contributors.
    O'Brien, Edward J., editor; F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner and others, contributors.
    THE BEST SHORT STORIES 1931 and The Yearbook Of The American Short Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1931. Hardcover first edition - An anthology containing 26 of the best stories by American authors published in 1931, with an introduction by O'Brien., Includes Fitzgerald's 'Babylon Revisted' and Faulkner's 'That Evening Sun Go Down.' Among the other authors included in this volume are Dorothy Parker, Paul Horgan (his first appearance in this series), Alvah C. Bessie, Kay Boyle Morley Callaghan and others. In addition to the stories, the yearbook includes a lot of information on magazines publishing short stories, an index of all short stories and distinctive stories and more. xvii, 397 pp.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth (a bit of fading to the spine, gift inscription dated Christmas 1931, some light toning to the pages, but a clean and sturdy copy)

    Book ID: 79828
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1968 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story. by [Anthology] Foley, Martha and David Burnett, editors. James Baldwin and William Gass, contributors.
    [Anthology] Foley, Martha and David Burnett, editors. James Baldwin and William Gass, contributors.
    THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1968 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes stories by James Baldwin (Tell Me How Long the Trains Been Gone), William Gass (In the Heart of the Heart of the Country), James T, Farrell, Leo Litwack, Helen Hudson and more. Biographical notes, lists of distinguished short stories of the year. xvii, 367 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dustjacket with some overall light edgewear and wear to the rear fold.

    Book ID: 79819
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  • WHEN THE NIGHTINGALE SINGS. by Thomas, Joyce Carol (1938-2016)
    Thomas, Joyce Carol (1938-2016)
    WHEN THE NIGHTINGALE SINGS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A charming retelling of the Cinderella story this National Book Award winning writer. Queen Mother Rhythm is searching for the next 'nightingale' to take her place among gospel singers. SIGNED on the title page. 148 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0202947.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread, but remainder line bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 79805
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  • SNOW MOUNTAIN PASSAGE. by Houston, James D.
    Houston, James D.
    SNOW MOUNTAIN PASSAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of pioneer courage and survival in the face of trouble. Follows the Donner Party, with its cast of young and old adventurers, through its ordeals, with special focus on leader James Frazier Reeds's eight-year old daughter, Patty. INSCRIBED on the half title page "To -- with greetings from the house where Patty Reed once lived" and dated in the year of publication in Santa Cruz, California (Houston was referring to the fact that he now lives in Patty Reed's former house, which gives this book an interesting perspective) . Map endpapers. 317 pp. Dust jacket praise from William Kittredge and Kevin Starr, who praise both the storytelling and the historical accuracy. ISBN: 0-375-411038.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79784
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  • THE HERETICS OF DUNE. by Herbert, Frank.
    Herbert, Frank.
    THE HERETICS OF DUNE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth volume in his incomparable Dune Cycle. 480 pp. ISBN: 0-399-128980.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (appears unread)

    Book ID: 79774
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  • THE DISTANCE. by Muller, Eddie.
    Muller, Eddie.
    THE DISTANCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2002). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first crime novel, introducing Billy Nichols, a 1940s sportswriter known as Mr. Boxing Set in 1948, this the depicts the gritty post World War II boxing scene in San Francisco - a world the author knows well, as the son of a noted boxing writer and founder of the San Francisco Historical Boxing Museum SIGNED on the title page. Nominated for Barry, Macavity and Shamus Awards. Frontispiece. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-743214439.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79772
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  • WHISPERS AT DAWN or The Eye: A Mystery Story for Boys #17. by Snell, Roy J. (1878-1959)
    Snell, Roy J. (1878-1959)
    WHISPERS AT DAWN or The Eye: A Mystery Story for Boys #17.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Reilly & Lee, (1934) dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon Snell title - a story involving the magic that electricity can create, featuring the young detective Johnny Thompson. Lists to itself on the rear flap of the dust jacket and the Girls Mystery Books list through The Phantom Violin (also 1934). 247 pp.

    Condition: Very good in burgundy cloth with black lettering in a good overall dust jacket with a wraparound illustration (price-clipped, edgewear and chipping to the dj) ,

    Book ID: 79770
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  • DOG OF THE SOUTH. by Portis, Charles
    Portis, Charles
    DOG OF THE SOUTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel by the author of 'True Grit' - a humorous account of an obstacle-filled road trip from Arkansas through Texas, Mexico and on to the Honduras. 246 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-394-506146.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket. Original price of $8.95 still present, remainder mark as is common with this title, and a couple of tiny nicks to the dj. A tight copy which appears unread.

    Book ID: 79760
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  • The PETER MAX BOOK OF CROCHET . by Max, Peter and Betty Staal.
    Max, Peter and Betty Staal.
    The PETER MAX BOOK OF CROCHET .

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

    New York: Pyramid Communications, (1972). First edition - The 1970s come to life in this book of crochet designs, with step by step instructions. Introduction by Peter Max. From the Back Cover "Look who's creating clever clothes in the latest love colors. You! With the aid of one small crochet hook, a minimal investment in yarn, and this Peter Max Book of Original Designs and Kicky Colors, you can be an expert in no time. Be casual in a colorful pullover, put on elegance with a fringed shawl, get nostalgic with a thirties cloche or beret. You'll find everything you need to join the crochet crowd." Illustrated with Max's exuberant drawings and photographs showing the actual items in both…

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    New York: Pyramid Communications, (1972). First edition - The 1970s come to life in this book of crochet designs, with step by step instructions. Introduction by Peter Max. From the Back Cover "Look who's creating clever clothes in the latest love colors. You! With the aid of one small crochet hook, a minimal investment in yarn, and this Peter Max Book of Original Designs and Kicky Colors, you can be an expert in no time. Be casual in a colorful pullover, put on elegance with a fringed shawl, get nostalgic with a thirties cloche or beret. You'll find everything you need to join the crochet crowd." Illustrated with Max's exuberant drawings and photographs showing the actual items in both black and white and full color. Index. 127 pp A Pyramid Gift Edition. Uncommon. ISBN: 0-515092975.

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    Condition: Very good (crease to upper corner of rear covers, corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 79731
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  • EARTH IN UPHEAVAL. by Velikovsky, Immanuel.
    Velikovsky, Immanuel.
    EARTH IN UPHEAVAL.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (c 1955.) dj. Hardcover - Using evidence from the natural sciences this book reveals global catastrophes in prehistorical times that altered the climate and geography of the earth, and even caused entire species to be wiped out. As noted by the publisher "in disciplines as diverse as geology, anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, classical studies, Egyptology, theology, psychology and also in theory of science. . . the first publication of his books provoked controversies unprecedented in the history of science since Galileo. At the same time recent findings mainly in earth and planetary sciences have confirmed his results and conclusions in a really impressive manner." Index. xi, 314 pp. ISBN: 0-671-823442.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket (bookplate mostly under dj flap, original price of 8.95 on dj flap)

    Book ID: 79725
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • CALIFORNIA COUNTY BOUNDARIES: A Study of the Division of the State Into Counties and the Subsequent Changes in Their Boundaries (With Maps) by Coy, Owen C., Ph. D.
    Coy, Owen C., Ph. D.
    CALIFORNIA COUNTY BOUNDARIES: A Study of the Division of the State Into Counties and the Subsequent Changes in Their Boundaries (With Maps)

    Edition: Revised edition.

    Fresno: Valley Publishers, 1973. dj. Hardcover - Updated edition of a work originally published in 1923 by the California Historical Survey Commission, Berkeley; the author, Cox, was the director of the Commission. Illustrated with maps of each county and a large folding map showing changes. Index. Addendum summarizing the changes since 1923. 345 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with very few markings, a tight and clean copy in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 79723
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  • CASTLE: Medieval Days and Knights. by Sabuda, Robert and Matthew Reinhart; text by Kyle Olmon; illustrated by Tracy Sabin,
    Sabuda, Robert and Matthew Reinhart; text by Kyle Olmon; illustrated by Tracy Sabin,
    CASTLE: Medieval Days and Knights.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Orchard Books / Scholastic, (2006). Hardcover first edition - A striking book by one of the best of the modern pop-up artists with over fifteen intricate pop-ups. On the first double-page spread a three-dimensional castle, appears, including its walls, courtyard, and drawbridge, with two smaller gatefold pages revealing other pop-up scenes. The book has five large double page pop-ups plus pull tabs and smaller pop-ups on the sides of many pages. ISBN: 0-439951151.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards. All moveable items are complete and undamaged.

    Book ID: 79720
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  • PLAYMATES OF THE TOWPATH: Happy Memories of the Canal Swimmers' Society. by Ludwig, Charles.
    Ludwig, Charles.
    PLAYMATES OF THE TOWPATH: Happy Memories of the Canal Swimmers' Society.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Cincinnati: Ohio: Cincinnati Times-Star, 1929. SIGNED - In historic downtown Cincinnati, Central Parkway is a landmark avenue, noted for its width. "But under the parkway was once the Miami & Erie Canal, which connected Lake Erie with the Ohio River. Completed in 1845, the canal was a vital means of transportation of goods through the state. Railroads put the canal out of business, but it remained a waterway through Cincinnati well into the twentieth century. As Cincinnati burgeoned into a modern urban metropolis, the canal became a playing ground for the city's daring youth and adults." A book compiled by Charles Ludwig, a Cincinnati Times-Star reporter and a canal swimmer himself,upon the end of the Canal, one which gathers…

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    Cincinnati: Ohio: Cincinnati Times-Star, 1929. SIGNED - In historic downtown Cincinnati, Central Parkway is a landmark avenue, noted for its width. "But under the parkway was once the Miami & Erie Canal, which connected Lake Erie with the Ohio River. Completed in 1845, the canal was a vital means of transportation of goods through the state. Railroads put the canal out of business, but it remained a waterway through Cincinnati well into the twentieth century. As Cincinnati burgeoned into a modern urban metropolis, the canal became a playing ground for the city's daring youth and adults." A book compiled by Charles Ludwig, a Cincinnati Times-Star reporter and a canal swimmer himself,upon the end of the Canal, one which gathers together stories and vignettes celebrating the canal's recreational past. A presentation copy warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. Illustrated with many vintage photographs, reproductions of newspaper clippings. 160 pp.

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    Condition: Fair condition only in illustrated green wrappers (rather significant biopredation and chipping to the edges of the textblock - only affecting the margins, so the book is still very readable) Uncommon in the original edition and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 79718
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  • THROUGH THE KALEIDOSCOPE - AND BEYOND. by Baker, Cozy
    Baker, Cozy
    THROUGH THE KALEIDOSCOPE - AND BEYOND.

    Edition: First hardcover edition.

    Annapolis, MD: Beechcliff Books, (1987). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book "dedicated to the designers, collectors, and lovers of kaleidoscopes" this begins with a brief history of the kaleidoscope and its inventor, Sir David Brewster, and then introduces the foremost modern designers of these multifaceted scopes. Includes comments and observations by many professionals, who reveal the eclectic relationship of kaleidoscopes to art, business, physics, psychology, and science. Illustrated throughout with photographs, many in full color and some of quite stunning examples of kaleidoscopes. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper with the words "Wishing you magical moments." Includes information on patents, resources, bibliography, index. ISBN: 0-960893024.

    Condition: Fine in turquoise illustrated boards, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 79700
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  • THE DUCK AND THE GOAT. by Mamet, David; Illustrated by Maya Kennedy.
    Mamet, David; Illustrated by Maya Kennedy.
    THE DUCK AND THE GOAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Come and sail the seas and join the adventures of an Angora Goat and a Muscovy Duck." Charming children's book by this Pulitzer prize winning playright, written in catchy rhymes which tell the story of the journey of "an angora goat and a muscovy duck who rode to work in a fire truck, but the press of traffic and the laws of luck, rendered them late for work." Four-color illustrations, including several double page spreads, by Maya Kennedy. SIGNED on the title page by the author, David Mamet. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-312148178.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79699
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  • MURDER AT THE GARDNER. by Langton, Jane.
    Langton, Jane.
    MURDER AT THE GARDNER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1988). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The seventh suspense novel featuring Homer Kelly, Thoreau scholar, professor of American literature and ex-lieutenant detective for Middlesex County, who is asked to
    investigate a series of bizarre pranks at the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston. Pranks which escalate into a bomb threat, the theft of two famous paintings, and murder. Illustrated by the author with 55 line drawings. SIGNED by Langton on the second half title page with a drawing of "Red Rose Saloon - Another Boston Cultural Center!" Includes a list of the works of art shown. 353 pp. ISBN: 0-312014791.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79698
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  • COLOR OF DEATH. by Alexander, Bruce (Bruce Cook, 1923-2003)
    Alexander, Bruce (Bruce Cook, 1923-2003)
    COLOR OF DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The seventh book in this author's highly praised series of mysteries set in Georgian England and feauturing the blind magistrate Sir John Fielding, the founder of the Bow Street Runners, England's first police force. SIGNED on the title page. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-399-146482.

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

    Book ID: 79685
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  • QUIET WATERS. by Wagstaff, Blanche Shoemaker (1888-1959)
    Wagstaff, Blanche Shoemaker (1888-1959)
    QUIET WATERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Moffat, Yard and Company, 1921. dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon collection of poems, including a group of sonnets, by this prolific American poet. Introduction by Edwin Markham and dust jacket praise by Arthur Symons and George Moore. 122 pp.

    Condition: Very good in pale grey boards in a good example of the rather scarce dust jacket (toning to spine of dj, chip to lower edge of back cover)

    Book ID: 79683
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • WILD AT HEART: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them. by Farley, Terri; photographs by Melissa Farlow.
    Farley, Terri; photographs by Melissa Farlow.
    WILD AT HEART: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, (2015). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Mustangs have thrived for thousands of generations - now they are under attack from people who see them as pests. . . But courageous young people are trying to stop the round-ups and the senseless killings. They are standing up to the government and big business to save these American icons." A book which profiles some of these young people, based on eye witness accounts and cutting-edge science, and illustrated with full-color photographs, SIGNED by Farley on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. Large square format, Includes notes and sources, index, and glossary.196 pp. ISBN: 978-0544392946.

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

    Book ID: 79652
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  • A PRIMER FOR THE GRADUAL UNDERSTANDING OF GERTRUDE STEIN. by Stein, Gertrude, edited by Robert Bartlett Hass
    Stein, Gertrude, edited by Robert Bartlett Hass
    A PRIMER FOR THE GRADUAL UNDERSTANDING OF GERTRUDE STEIN.

    Edition: First printing, limited edition.

    Los Angeles: Black Sparrow, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - Works by and about Stein, including interviews and criticism. Edited and with a preface by Robert Bartlett Haas. Other contributors include Gertrude Stein Raffel, her niece, and Donald Sutherland. One of only 500 copies copies bound in cloth. 158 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-876851375.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated paper-covered boards with maroon cloth spine, with printed title label applied to spine in a very near fine white printed dust jacket (bit of toning to the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 79637
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  • FEMINA: A Work for Every Woman, Illustrated. by Miller, Dr. John Alexander.
    Miller, Dr. John Alexander.
    FEMINA: A Work for Every Woman, Illustrated.

    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: The Femina Company, 1893. Hardcover first edition - The author was a graduate of the Medical Department of the University of California who also held credentials from the Universities of Berlin and Heidelberg. The prefatory note indicates that this work, deals mainly with inflammatory diseases in women and while imparting strictly scientific information, uses familiar language, avoiding technical terms where possible, to make it accessible to the general reader. For example, in a chapter entitled "Delusions on the Curative Powers of Drugs" Miller emphasizes the body's ability to heal itself. There is also an occasional reference to patent medicines like the "gentle Femina laxative syrup." Frontispiece portrait, illustrated with several full page drawings. Index. 422 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in embossed dark brown cloth with gold lettering on the spine and front cover. Missing front endpaper, rear hinge cracked, and usual toning to the pages, but despite the flaws this is still a very sturdy copy on a hard to find book.

    Book ID: 79634
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  • LAS MIL NOCHES DE HORTENSIA ROMERO. by Quinones, Fernando (1931-1998)
    Quinones, Fernando (1931-1998)
    LAS MIL NOCHES DE HORTENSIA ROMERO.

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

    Barcelona: Planeta, (1979) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Finalista del Premio Planeta. A novel by this award-winning poet and writer, as well as a lover of flamenco. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author and dated in 1982 on the title page. 299 pp, indice. ISBN: 84-32053953.

    Condition: Tapa dura con sobrecubierta. Buen estado. Usual toning to the pages, otherwise very good in a very good dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79629
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  • TWO TYPED LETTERS, SIGNED, by the author of 'The Saint' series. by Charteris, Leslie.
    Charteris, Leslie.
    TWO TYPED LETTERS, SIGNED, by the author of 'The Saint' series.

    1981. SIGNED - Two single page typed letters, both addressed to Dr Pumley, the publisher of Parchment Gallery Graphics at Charleston, WV, regarding the possible publication of drawings by Charteris. The first is dated November 1981, typed on blue airletter paper and the second is dated February 1982. Both are signed in full with Charteris's characteristic "halo" over the final "i." Autographed material by Charteris is quite uncommon in the trade.

    Condition: Very good (usual fold lines on the air letter, a bit of creasing to upper corner of other letter.)

    Book ID: 79608
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  • THE BIRD OF DAWNING or The Fortune of the Sea. by Masefield, John.
    Masefield, John.
    THE BIRD OF DAWNING or The Fortune of the Sea.

    Edition: 2nd printing (same month as the first) .

    New York: Macmillan, 1933. dj. Hardcover - A classic novel of adventure at sea - While on its homeword journey from China to London, Blackgauntlet is struck at night by a passing steamer and only 16 of the crew manages to escape to the lifeboat while the others perish. Cruiser, the 22-year-old second mate, takes command of the survivors as they plan to sail 700 miles to the island of Fayal. In the course of the journey they battle sharks, potential mutiny, a leaky boat, too few provisions, and the sea herself. Glossary/ 310 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in light green cloth with dark blue lettering in a near fine dust jacket (original price of $2.50 still present).

    Book ID: 79606
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  • THE YEAR THE HORSES CAME. by Mackey, Mary.
    Mackey, Mary.
    THE YEAR THE HORSES CAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Epic novel set in 4372 BC and recreating the era when maurading nomads brought horses, male gods and war to a peaceful Europe. SIGNED on the title page. 377 pp. ISBN: 0-06-2507354.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79602
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  • RASSENKUNDE DES DEUTSCHEN VOLKES (Racial Science of the German People) by Gunther Dr. Hans F. R. (1891-1968)
    Gunther Dr. Hans F. R. (1891-1968)
    RASSENKUNDE DES DEUTSCHEN VOLKES (Racial Science of the German People)

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Munchen: J. S. Lehmanns Verlag 1930. Hardcover - An early (14th auslage) edition of this book originally published in 1922, one which strongly influenced the racial policy of the Nazi Party. According to Wikipedia, Adolf Hitler was so impressed by the work, that he made it the basis of his eugenics policy. The book had gone through six editions by 1926, and by 1945, more than half a million copies had been sold in Germany. Gunther describes the Germans as being composed of five racial subtypes: Nordic, Mediterranean, Alpine, East Baltic, and Dinaric, viewing Nordics as being at the top of the racial hierarchy. In addition to their physical appearance each racial subtype was defined according to their psychological…

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    Munchen: J. S. Lehmanns Verlag 1930. Hardcover - An early (14th auslage) edition of this book originally published in 1922, one which strongly influenced the racial policy of the Nazi Party. According to Wikipedia, Adolf Hitler was so impressed by the work, that he made it the basis of his eugenics policy. The book had gone through six editions by 1926, and by 1945, more than half a million copies had been sold in Germany. Gunther describes the Germans as being composed of five racial subtypes: Nordic, Mediterranean, Alpine, East Baltic, and Dinaric, viewing Nordics as being at the top of the racial hierarchy. In addition to their physical appearance each racial subtype was defined according to their psychological qualities. Illustrated with hundreds photographs of Germans identified according to their subtypes, of skulls and with maps. Gunther joined the Nazi Party in 1932, the only leading racial theorist to do so before it assumed power in 1933. After Hitler's death, his library was found to contain four different editions of this book. Text in GERMAN. Index, 509 pp. plus advertisements.

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    Condition: Very good+ in coarse brown cloth covers with dark brown lettering, and small illustration on front cover.

    Book ID: 79591
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  • THE WIG: A Mirror Image. by Wright, Charles (1932-2008)
    Wright, Charles (1932-2008)
    THE WIG: A Mirror Image.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1966). Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a surreal look at 1960s New York as shown in the story of Lester Jefferson, "a rambunctiously outgoing and terminally callow variation on Wrights urban-loner persona. Lester is determined to capitalize on the transformative potential of Lyndon Johnsons Great Society with some bold transformations of his own. These begin with the vigorous application of something called Silky Smooth Hair Relaxer ('with the Built-in Sweat-proof Base'), thus bringing to life the eponymous 'wig': a lustrously silken hairdo that so boosts his self-esteem (I hadnt felt so good since discovering last year that I actually disliked watermelon) that he believes nothing less than the American Dream…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1966). Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a surreal look at 1960s New York as shown in the story of Lester Jefferson, "a rambunctiously outgoing and terminally callow variation on Wrights urban-loner persona. Lester is determined to capitalize on the transformative potential of Lyndon Johnsons Great Society with some bold transformations of his own. These begin with the vigorous application of something called Silky Smooth Hair Relaxer ('with the Built-in Sweat-proof Base'), thus bringing to life the eponymous 'wig': a lustrously silken hairdo that so boosts his self-esteem (I hadnt felt so good since discovering last year that I actually disliked watermelon) that he believes nothing less than the American Dream is within reach." (Gene Seymour) A book which anticipated the work of Fran Ross, Paul Beatty, Darius James, and Ishmael Reed (who calls this novel a landmark in African American fiction.) 179 pp. Dust jacket by Milton Glaser.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79584
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  • THE KEEPERS OF TRUTH. by Collins, Michael.
    Collins, Michael.
    THE KEEPERS OF TRUTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Phoenix House / Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award winning Irish writer's fifh book, a novel set in 1980s obsessed by a murder. "Truth" is the name of the moribund local newspaper. SIGNED on the title page. 297 pp. ISBN: 1-861591780.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79576
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  • FRANCIS BACON. by [Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992] Gowing, Lawrence and Sam Hunter. Foreword by James T. Demetrion
    [Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992] Gowing, Lawrence and Sam Hunter. Foreword by James T. Demetrion
    FRANCIS BACON.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution in association with Thames and Hudson, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retrospective exhibition organized by James T. Demetrion. "In this exhibition catalog, noted British art historian Gowing and his American collaborator have done a thoughtful job of explaining Bacon's intensely morose artistic vision. In their essays they develop a few main themes, then devote the rest of the book to full-page color plates that allow for a chronological survey of the artist's painting." Illustrated with 59 color plates, including 9 foldout diptychs and triptychs. Frontispiece portrait. Includes a Catalogue of the 59 works exhibited. Foreword by James T. Demetrion; "Francis Bacon: The Human Presence" by Lawrence Gowing; "Metaphor and Meaning in Francis Bacon" by Sam Hunter. Chronology, public collections, exhibitions, select bibliography. Large format. 187 pp. ISBN: 0-500092001.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79569
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  • THE FULANI EMPIRE OF SOKOTO. by Johnston, H. A. S
    Johnston, H. A. S
    THE FULANI EMPIRE OF SOKOTO.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Oxford University Press, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - The Fulani Empire was the last of the 5 great empires that rose and fell in the Sudan between the 8th and 20th century. A title in The West African History series. Illustrated with photographs. Includes 6 maps, 5 folding. Several appendices, glossary, bibliography, index. xvi, 312 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 79559
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  • FIREFLY GADROON by Gash, Jonathan.
    Gash, Jonathan.
    FIREFLY GADROON

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1982) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Lovejoy mystery, set in the world of antiques hunting and selling and featuring incorrigible reprobate English antiques dealer Lovejoy. SIGNED on the title page. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-312-292058.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dustjacket (closed tear with associated creasing at lower edge of front cover.)

    Book ID: 79524
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  • SPEND GAME. by Gash, Jonathan
    Gash, Jonathan
    SPEND GAME.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1981. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 4th mystery featuring antique dealer Lovejoy. SIGNED on the title page. 204 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-0308.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79523
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  • THE MATABELE WAR. by Glass, Stafford
    Glass, Stafford
    THE MATABELE WAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Longmans, Green and Co, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on primary sources, this is "a detailed study of the strife between the British South Africa Company and the Matabele militaty state, now part of present-day Rhodesia, at the end of the last century. In 1890 the pioneer column of the British South Africa Company established a settlement in Mashonaland, for which permission had been obtained from Lobengula, the powerful Matabele chief. Dr. L.S. Jameson, who became the settlement's Administrator, endeavoured to establish a border between Mashonaland and Matabeleland to put a stop to the matabele raids into the newly-acquired territory. By the end of 1892 it was apparent that the partition waws failing and that Lobengula…

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    London: Longmans, Green and Co, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on primary sources, this is "a detailed study of the strife between the British South Africa Company and the Matabele militaty state, now part of present-day Rhodesia, at the end of the last century. In 1890 the pioneer column of the British South Africa Company established a settlement in Mashonaland, for which permission had been obtained from Lobengula, the powerful Matabele chief. Dr. L.S. Jameson, who became the settlement's Administrator, endeavoured to establish a border between Mashonaland and Matabeleland to put a stop to the matabele raids into the newly-acquired territory. By the end of 1892 it was apparent that the partition waws failing and that Lobengula was not prepared to accept the alienation of Mashonaland. In this fact lay the root of the Matabele War." Illustrated with photographs, footnotes, bibliography, index. 308 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in a black cloth with silver lettering on the spine in a very near fine dustjacket (lower corner of dj flap clipped

    Book ID: 79522
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  • DEATH ON THE DOWNS: A Fethering Mystery. by Brett, Simon.
    Brett, Simon.
    DEATH ON THE DOWNS: A Fethering Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in the Fethering series, featuring Home Office retiree Carole Seddon and her neighbour Jude, set in the historic village of Fedborough. When rain drives Carole to seek shelter in an old barn, she discovers human bones carefully packed inside bright blue fertilizer bags, and finds herself determined to solve the mystery. SIGNED on the title page. An interesting series, and a picture of changing village life in England, as gentrification takes over. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-333765591.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79517
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  • TRIPLE CROWN. by Breen, Jon L.
    Breen, Jon L.
    TRIPLE CROWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1985) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's third mystery novel, and the second in the series featuring racetrack announcer and amateur sleuth Jerry Brogan, set in the world of horse racing in Southern California. Brogan has just gotten his big chance - covering the Triple Crown races for radio. SIGNED on the title page. 189 pp. ISBN: 0-802756271.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79512
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  • RUNAWAY SLAVES: Rebels on the Plantation. by Franklin, John Hope and Loren Schweninger,
    Franklin, John Hope and Loren Schweninger,
    RUNAWAY SLAVES: Rebels on the Plantation.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A definitive analysis of slave resistance and escape, one which shows that, contrary to popular belief, slaves frequently rebelled against their masters and ran away from their plantations whenever they could. Based on original documents including "planters' records, petitions to county courts and state legislatures, and local newspapers, this book shows how slaves resisted, when, where, and how they escaped, where they fled to, how long they remained in hiding, and how they survived away from the plantation. Of equal importance, it examines the reactions of the white slaveholding class, revealing how they marshaled considerable effort to prevent runaways, meted out severe punishments, and established patrols to…

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    New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A definitive analysis of slave resistance and escape, one which shows that, contrary to popular belief, slaves frequently rebelled against their masters and ran away from their plantations whenever they could. Based on original documents including "planters' records, petitions to county courts and state legislatures, and local newspapers, this book shows how slaves resisted, when, where, and how they escaped, where they fled to, how long they remained in hiding, and how they survived away from the plantation. Of equal importance, it examines the reactions of the white slaveholding class, revealing how they marshaled considerable effort to prevent runaways, meted out severe punishments, and established patrols to hunt down escaped slaves." INSCRIBED by Franklin on the half title page. Illustrated, charts, extensive notes, bibliography, index. xvii, 455 pp. ISBN: 0-195084497.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79510
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  • THE LYNCHERS. by Wideman, John Edgar.
    Wideman, John Edgar.
    THE LYNCHERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1973) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third novel and one of his most powerful - a book probes the frustration and anger of four very different black men living the low life in a big city who decide to lynch a white policeman as a symbolic gesture. To put this in context, it begins with 23 pages of "matter prefatory" with historical quotes, statistics and details on lynching. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-01182.

    Condition: Very good with some shelfwear and some faded spots on the boards in a very near fine dust jacket (purple line from old style protector visible on flaps of dj and on the inside, but cover is overall bright and clean.)

    Book ID: 79509
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  • FRAGRANT HARBOR. by Lanchester, John.
    Lanchester, John.
    FRAGRANT HARBOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in Hong Kong and spanning 70 years - from the colonial era, through the Japanese occupation in World War II and the post war boom - by an author who was himself brought up in the Far East. SIGNED on the title page. Map endpapers. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-399148663.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79504
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  • POPULATION: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time. by Perry, Michael
    Perry, Michael
    POPULATION: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - After being gone for more than a decade, Perry returns to his hometown--New Auburn, Wisconsin, population: 485--and joins the volunteer fire and rescue department. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Welcome to 'Nobbern'". 234 pp. ISBN: 0-060198524.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79493
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  • EAT IT: A Cookbook. by Crumb, Dana and Sherry Cohen; introduction by Paul Cohen; Illustrated by Robert Crumb.
    Crumb, Dana and Sherry Cohen; introduction by Paul Cohen; Illustrated by Robert Crumb.
    EAT IT: A Cookbook.

    Edition: Large trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: Bellerophon Books, (1974). Some serious (and mostly healthy) recipes with unserious comments, illustrated with black and white drawings by R. Crumb. Large format. 64 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (a couple of shallow indentations on back cover - a tight copy, appears unread, but with some handling wear)

    Book ID: 79472
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  • THE COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS: Volume 6, On the Crest of a Wave. by Crumb, Robert; Robert Boyd and Gary Groth, editors.
    Crumb, Robert; Robert Boyd and Gary Groth, editors.
    THE COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS: Volume 6, On the Crest of a Wave.

    Edition: Limited, signed hardcover edition.

    Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, (1991). SIGNED hardcover first edition - This volume includes his work from 1969 to 1970, with an introduction by Crumb and 2 pages of photographs. Includes a 16 page color section featuring some of his cover paintings. #143 out of 600 individually numbered and SIGNED copies of the limited hardcover edition (signed on bookplate on front endpaper). vii, 132 pp. ISBN: 1-56097057X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a glossy illustrated boards (light scratch on back cover)

    Book ID: 79471
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  • STORIES OF EL DORADO by Wait, Frona Eunice.
    Wait, Frona Eunice.
    STORIES OF EL DORADO

    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: By the author, 1904. Hardcover first edition - A collection of Native American myths and legends from both North and South America, illustrated with many small drawings and some full page black and white reproductions of paintings and photographs. 270 pp plus a 1 p appendix listing works consulted.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated red cloth (front free endpaper missing, front hinge cracked, previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 79463
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  • NO-HITTER: Number 17 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    NO-HITTER: Number 17 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1959) dj. Hardcover - Lists to #19 at front of book and to #18 on back cover of dust jacket. Frontispiece and small illustrations at the head of each chapter. Bound in rust-colored tweed cloth boards, illustrated endpapers with bats, basketball baskets, etc, in diagonal rows. 182 pp. One of the hard-to-find later titles in this series.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (some tape remnants on dj, edgewear and wear to folds, but bright and attractive)

    Book ID: 79460
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  • SUFFERING WITHOUT BITTERNESS: The Founding of the Kenya Nation. by Kenyatta, Jomo.
    Kenyatta, Jomo.
    SUFFERING WITHOUT BITTERNESS: The Founding of the Kenya Nation.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Nairobi: East African Publishing House, (1968). First edition - Recounts fifty years of Kenyatta's involvement in the struggle for the freedom of the people of Kenya, beginning in the years right after World War I and continuing thru his arrest and long imprisonment and his eventual leadership of the country. Illustrated with photographs. An appendix with all of his important political speeches since 1963. xvii, 348 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in thin card pictorial wrappers as issued (some creasing and wear to the covers, previous owner's name stamped, but a tight copy with a straight spine)

    Book ID: 79458
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  • THE CLASSIC CAR KILLER. by Lupoff, Richard A. (Introduction by Donald E. Westlake.)
    Lupoff, Richard A. (Introduction by Donald E. Westlake.)
    THE CLASSIC CAR KILLER.

    Edition: Limited signed first edition.

    Martinez, CA: Offspring Press, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel set in Oakland, California, and featuring the unlikely interracial detective team of Hobart Lindsey, a mild-mannered insurance adjuster, and Marva Plum, a Berkely police officer, originally published as a paperback original. One of 300 copies, specially bound and SIGNED by Lupoff on the limitation page (but not numbered) with an author's note on the verso, accompanied by an invitation to the Annual Gala of the New California Smart Set, still in the original envelopes. Introduction by Donald E. Westlake. Author's note. 277 pp. Dust jacket art by Michael McLaughlin.

    Condition: Fine in black binding with a wraparound illustration in silver of a couple standing by a classic Duesenberg Phaeton in a fine dustjacket, which repeats the same illustration in that is repeated in red, black and silver in a fine slipcase, with the invitation laid in.

    Book ID: 79457
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  • LULLABY: An 87th Precinct Novel. by McBain, Ed.
    McBain, Ed.
    LULLABY: An 87th Precinct Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 40th novel in the 87th Precinct series. A young couple return to their apartment to find the babysitter and their baby savagely murdered. John Jakes described this as "classic McBain - terse, tough, laced with his patented dark humor." SIGNED on the title page. 350 pp. ISBN: 0-877959943.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79456
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  • RICHARD WRIGHT: DAEMONIC GENIUS : A Portrait of the Man a Critical Look at His Work. by [Wright, Richard] Walker, Margaret
    [Wright, Richard] Walker, Margaret
    RICHARD WRIGHT: DAEMONIC GENIUS : A Portrait of the Man a Critical Look at His Work.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner/ Grand Central. (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A portrait of this important African American novelist by a friend and fellow writer, one which discusses his political beliefs, and looks at his major works. The first biography of Wright by one of his contemporaries and the only critical biography by another Black scholar and author. INSCRIBED and dated by Walker on the title page. Photographs, bibliographical essay, index. xix, 428 pp. ISBN: 0-446710016.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79422
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  • AFRICANUS HORTON, 1835-1883, West African Scientist and Patriot by Fyfe, Christopher
    Fyfe, Christopher
    AFRICANUS HORTON, 1835-1883, West African Scientist and Patriot

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first full-length biography of one of outstanding Africans of the nineteenth century - a medical doctor and officer in the British Army, geologist, botanist, and a pioneer thinker on race and development as well as a prolific author (notably "West African Countries and Peoples" written in 1868.) His life is portrayed against the political and economic background of West Africa in the period before "the fog of the colonial era" descended over black ambitions and achievements. Frontispiece portrait,map, footnotes, selected bibliography, index. xi, 169 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 79420
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  • 10 LB PENALTY. by Francis, Dick
    Francis, Dick
    10 LB PENALTY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery set in the world of horse racing, but also, in this case a coming of age story of a young man whose main ambition is to be an amateur steeplechase jockey, while his father's ambition is to become prime minister.SIGNED on title page. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-718142454.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light toning to pages)

    Book ID: 79413
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  • RISK. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    RISK.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A mystery featuring Roland Britten, an accountant by profession, and amateur steeple-chase jockey. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-7181-16364.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79411
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  • DEATH TO GO. by Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia.
    Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia.
    DEATH TO GO.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Published in Britain as "Necrochip", referring to the dead body found at a fish-and-chip shop. Third mystery featuring Dectective Inspector Bill Slider, in the second career of a historical novelist. SIGNED on the title page. 281 pp. ISBN: 0-684-196506.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79407
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  • STAR WARS: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker. by Lucas, George.
    Lucas, George.
    STAR WARS: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker.

    Edition: Book club edition: the first hardcover printing, first state.

    New York: Ballantine, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - This edition followed the 1976 Ballantine Books paperback original but preceded the trade edition released in Oct. 1977. First state with the code of S27 in the gutter on page 183. Novelization of the feature film directed by George Lucas illustrated with film stills in full color. 183 pp. Dust jacket art by John Berkey. ISBN: 0-345-27476-8.

    Condition: Very good+ in light gray boards in a very good minus dust jacket (short tears and wear to the dj at corner folds and ends of spine, but overall a tight and clean copy, uncommon in the first hardcover edition)

    Book ID: 79404
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  • LYRIPOL. by Hirschman, Jack.
    Hirschman, Jack.
    LYRIPOL.

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

    San Francisco: City Lights Books, (1976). SIGNED first edition - Comment on back cover from Ferlinghetti who said that he played the part of the bee in selecting these poems from Hirschman's new work - "lyripollen - the most lucid, the most lyric, most lightbearin." SIGNED on the title page. Pocket Poets #34. Small format. 98 pp plus 2 final illustrations, a 2 pp list of Hirschman's works and 2 pp publisher's ad. ISBN: 0-872860868.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (a bit of toning to the covers).

    Book ID: 79380
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE RULE OF RACIALIZATION: Class, Identity, Governance. by Martinot, Steve.
    Martinot, Steve.
    THE RULE OF RACIALIZATION: Class, Identity, Governance.

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

    Philadelphia: Temple University Press, (2002). First edition - A book which takes a "new look at the invention of whiteness and how the inextricable links between race and class were formed in the seventeenth century and consolidated by custom, social relations, and eventually naturalized by the structures that organize our lives and our work. Arguing that, unlike in Europe, where class formed around the nation-state, race deeply informed how class is defined in this country and, conversely, our unique relationship to class in this country helped in some ways to invent race as a distinction in social relations. Martinot begins tracing this development in the slave plantations in 1600s colonial life. He examines how the social structures encoded there…

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    Philadelphia: Temple University Press, (2002). First edition - A book which takes a "new look at the invention of whiteness and how the inextricable links between race and class were formed in the seventeenth century and consolidated by custom, social relations, and eventually naturalized by the structures that organize our lives and our work. Arguing that, unlike in Europe, where class formed around the nation-state, race deeply informed how class is defined in this country and, conversely, our unique relationship to class in this country helped in some ways to invent race as a distinction in social relations. Martinot begins tracing this development in the slave plantations in 1600s colonial life. He examines how the social structures encoded there lead to a concrete development of racialization. He then takes us up to the present day, where forms of those structures still inhabit our public and economic institutions." A title in the Labor In Crisis series. Notes, index.xii, 240 pp. Review copy with publisher's materials laid in. ISBN: 1-566399823.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy wrappers, slightly oversized.

    Book ID: 79377
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  • AGOTIME: Her Legend. by Gleason, Judith.
    Gleason, Judith.
    AGOTIME: Her Legend.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grossman Publishers, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel based on the story of a Black queen of Dahomy who was sold into slavery after the death of her husband, and brought to Brazil her vudu, Zomadonu, king of the water spirits. A book which is "at once an historical novel, an African folk-legend, and a tale of the supernatural and the occult." Ends with a chapter on "In Search of the Legend." Illustrated with drawings by Carybe. Glossary, 300 pp plus 2 pp of maps. Dust jacket art by Jacqueline Schuman.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, missing front endpaper but otherwise good condition, tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79369
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  • TWELFTH ANNUAL OF ADVERTISING ART. by Art Directors Club; Robert Riggs, Richard Decker, Margaret Bourke-White, Nura Ulreich, V. Bobri, Edward Steichen, Boris Artzybashoff and others, artists.
    Art Directors Club; Robert Riggs, Richard Decker, Margaret Bourke-White, Nura Ulreich, V. Bobri, Edward Steichen, Boris Artzybashoff and others, artists.
    TWELFTH ANNUAL OF ADVERTISING ART.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Art Directors Club 1933. Hardcover first edition - Contains reproductions of the exhibits displayed at the twelfth exhibition of the Art Directors Club, New York, in the spring of 1933. Among other items, it includes a powerful image for Otis Elevators by Robert Riggs, cartoon ads by Richard Decker for Arrow Shirts, photograph by Margaret Bourke-White, 2 charming children's ads by Nura Ulreich, several by V. Bobri including a full-color full page ad for Cunard Cruise Lines, a full color full page photograph by Edward Steichen for Packard, 5 examples of Artzybashoff's work including a full page color ad for Camel cigarettes and two full color double page spreads of book jackets and much more. Small quarto,…

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    New York: Art Directors Club 1933. Hardcover first edition - Contains reproductions of the exhibits displayed at the twelfth exhibition of the Art Directors Club, New York, in the spring of 1933. Among other items, it includes a powerful image for Otis Elevators by Robert Riggs, cartoon ads by Richard Decker for Arrow Shirts, photograph by Margaret Bourke-White, 2 charming children's ads by Nura Ulreich, several by V. Bobri including a full-color full page ad for Cunard Cruise Lines, a full color full page photograph by Edward Steichen for Packard, 5 examples of Artzybashoff's work including a full page color ad for Camel cigarettes and two full color double page spreads of book jackets and much more. Small quarto, illustrated throughout, some in full color, most in black and white. Includes index of artists and of advertisers. 89 pp of the exhibits plus 40 additional pages showing how the ads actually appeared in the magazine and full page ads for advertising agencies and others.

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    Condition: Very good in coarse beige linen with dark brown lettering, printed on heavy gloss stock - binding is slightly cracked towards the back of the book, in the section with ads.

    Book ID: 79365
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  • MANANA MEANS HEAVEN. by Hernandez, Tim Z.
    Hernandez, Tim Z.
    MANANA MEANS HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel by this award-winning poet based on the life of Bea Franco, the real woman behind famed American author Jack Kerouacs The Mexican Girl, and set in California in the 1940s, in the agricultural heartland of the Great Central Valley, When Kerouac and Franco meet, Bea is a migrant farmworker with two children and a failing marriage, living with poverty, violence, and the looming threat of deportation, while the college boy yearns to one day make a name for himself in the writing world. A book which combines fact and fiction, inspired by Francos love letters to Kerouac and Hernandezs interviews with Franco, now in her…

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    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel by this award-winning poet based on the life of Bea Franco, the real woman behind famed American author Jack Kerouacs The Mexican Girl, and set in California in the 1940s, in the agricultural heartland of the Great Central Valley, When Kerouac and Franco meet, Bea is a migrant farmworker with two children and a failing marriage, living with poverty, violence, and the looming threat of deportation, while the college boy yearns to one day make a name for himself in the writing world. A book which combines fact and fiction, inspired by Francos love letters to Kerouac and Hernandezs interviews with Franco, now in her nineties. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2014. Photographs. Includes an afterword "Finding Bea Franco." A title in the Camino del Sol series. 229 pp. ISBN: 978-0816530359.

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

    Book ID: 79363
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  • THE COMPTON COWBOYS: A New Generation of Black Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland. by Thompson-Hernandez, Walter .
    Thompson-Hernandez, Walter .
    THE COMPTON COWBOYS: A New Generation of Black Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2020). SIGNED first edition - The story of a group of young African American men and women who defy stereotypes and reconnect with the long history of Black cowboys in the West. The Compton Jr Posse was founded by Mayisha Akbar in 1998 to provide a safe alternative to the streets. This account is based on a year which the author, a NY Times reporter from Compton himself, spent with the group, SIGNED on the title page. 254 pp

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79359
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  • BILLY THE MAVERICK. by Scott, Evelyn.
    Scott, Evelyn.
    BILLY THE MAVERICK.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1936 c 1934). Hardcover - The adventures of a young boy on a ranch in Arizona and in England - Billy had grown up unclaimed and almost unnoticed on an Arizona ranch, but when he was thirteen he was told that he was heir to a lands and a title in England . Illustrated with frontispiece drawing and several small textual drawings scattered throughout. Dedicated by Scott to her son "beloved Jig, for him to remember." 359 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with black lettering (some scattered foxing to pages, and to fore-edge of textblock, previous owner's name in pencil)

    Book ID: 79331
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