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  • THE DOVEKEEPERS. by Hoffman, Alice.
    Hoffman, Alice.
    THE DOVEKEEPERS.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in 70 C.E. in ancient Israel at Masada where a small band of Jews held out for months against the Roman armies. SIGNED on the title page. 504 pp. Orange illustrated endpapers, brown boards. ISBN: 978-1451617474.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket, with wraparound promotional band
    Book ID: 69452
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  • BLACKWATER. by Jiles, Paulette.
    Jiles, Paulette.
    BLACKWATER.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First book to be published in the US, by this US-born writer (in the Ozark town of Blackwater), who had made Canada her home for many years- and who was the first American to win the Governor's General Award for poetry. This includes selections from her first three poetry books, and previously unpublished prose pieces. SIGNED on the title page. 239 pp. Uncommon signed. ISBN: 0-394568621.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dj.
    Book ID: 69455
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • STORMY WEATHER. by Jiles, Paulette.
    Jiles, Paulette.
    STORMY WEATHER.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2007). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Missouri born poet and writer, set in 1937, during the Great Depression, in East Texas where oil is king. "The Stoddard girls know no life but an itinerant one, trailing their father from town to town as he searches for work on the pipelines and derricks. . . But the fall of 1937 ushers in a year of devastating drought and dust storms, and the family's fortunes sink further when a questionable "accident" leaves Elizabeth and her girls alone to confront the cruelest hardships of these hardest of times. With no choice left to them, they return to the abandoned family farm." SIGNED on the title page. 342 pp. ISBN: 978-0060537326.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)
    Book ID: 69456
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  • GETTING IT. by Sanchez, Alex.
    Sanchez, Alex.
    GETTING IT.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2006.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An exploration of friendship, homophobia and homosexuality in a Texas high school - serious topics, but "dramatized with humor and truth." INSCRIBED on the title page. 210 pp plus a glossary of Spanish words. ISBN: 978-1416908968.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the edges of the text block)
    Book ID: 69457
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  • SENEGAL TAXI. by Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    SENEGAL TAXI.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2013.). SIGNED first edition - "Known for his activism and writings that bring attention to oppression and injustice, Herrera turns to stories of genocide and hope in Sudan. 'Senegal Taxi' offers the voices of three children escaping the horrors of war in Africa. Unflinching in its honesty, brutality, and beauty, the collection fiercely addresses conflict and childhood." SIGNED and dated on the half title page by this US Poet Laureate. Illustrated by Herrera. 95 pp. ISBN: 978-0816530151.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69459
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  • GIRAFFE ON FIRE. by Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    GIRAFFE ON FIRE.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2001. SIGNED first edition - Highly praised collection of poetry in differing forms, mostly in English, but some in Spanish by the 2015-2017 US Poet Laureate. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. 94 pp. Cover illustration by Alma Lopez. ISBN: 0-8165-19854.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69460
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  • WILL YOU ALWAYS LOVE ME? and Other Stories. by Oates, Joyce Carol.
    Oates, Joyce Carol.
    WILL YOU ALWAYS LOVE ME? and Other Stories.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York Dutton, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of 22 short stories that focus on the emotional turmoil of everyday life. SIGNED on the title page. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-525-939725.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69461
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  • THE PEARL DIVER. by Massey, Sujata.
    Massey, Sujata.
    THE PEARL DIVER.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery by this award-winning author, set in Washington DC, and featuring antique dealer and sometimes sleuth, Rei Shimura. SIGNED on a blank preliminary page. 335 pp. ISBN: 0-06-6212960.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69462
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  • KISSING THE GUNNER'S DAUGHTER. by Rendell, Ruth.
    Rendell, Ruth.
    KISSING THE GUNNER'S DAUGHTER.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Inspector Reginald Wexford mystery novel. SIGNED on the title page. 378 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-3905.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 69463
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  • THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT. by Furst, Alan.
    Furst, Alan.
    THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Espionage novel set in the world of the Italian resistance to Mussolini, those who had fled to Paris and fought fascism with their typewriters. SIGNED on the title page. Maps. 272 pp. ISBN: 1400060192.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69464
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  • MOTHER OF STORMS by Barnes, John
    Barnes, John
    MOTHER OF STORMS
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A powerful novel set in the near future - in 2028 -when a giant hurricane is threatening the future of humanity. Finalist for both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Possibly even more relevant now than when it was first written. SIGNED on the title page. 432 pp. Wraparound dustjacket art by Bob Eggleton. ISBN: 0-312-855605.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69465
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  • EARTH MADE OF GLASS. by Barnes, John
    Barnes, John
    EARTH MADE OF GLASS.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tor Books (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in the universe of the Thousand Cultures, twelve years after the events in the award-winning novel "A Million Open Doors." SIGNED on the title page. 416 pp. ISBN: 0-312858515.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)
    Book ID: 69466
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  • THE KILL RIFF. by Schow, David.
    Schow, David.
    THE KILL RIFF.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by this World Fantasy Award winning writer, a tale of horror and revenge, set in the world of rock music in Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page. 406 pp. ISBN: 0-312930658.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69467
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  • THE REASON WHY: An Anthology of the Murderous Mind. by Rendell, Ruth, editor.
    Rendell, Ruth, editor.
    THE REASON WHY: An Anthology of the Murderous Mind.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crown, (1996). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of Rendell's favorite murderers from life and literature, starting with Sophocles and Oedipus. Lord Byron and Dashiell Hammett . Edited by Rendell with an introduction, in which she notes: "Murder itself is not interesting. It is the impetus to murder, the passions and terrors which bring it to pass and the varieties of feeling surrounding the act that make of a sordid or revolting event compulsive fascination" SIGNED on the title page. Index of titles and authors. Selected by the UK Guardian as one of her ten best books. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-517-703475.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)
    Book ID: 69468
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  • Sawyer, Robert.
    FACTORING HUMANITY.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A science fiction thriller set in the near future - in 2007 a signal from an intelligent alien race is received on earth. SIGNED on title page. Hugo award finalist. 348 pp. ISBN: 0-312-864582.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69469
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  • RIDER AT THE GATE by Cherryh, C.J.
    Cherryh, C.J.
    RIDER AT THE GATE
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story of a new universe and a startling new planet where the lost descendants of colonists struggle against a deadly, unyielding frontier. SIGNED on the title page. 437 pp. Wraparound dust jacket illustration by Ciruelo Cabral. ISBN: 0-446-51781x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69470
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  • RUSALKA. by Cherryh, C.J.
    Cherryh, C.J.
    RUSALKA.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Del Rey / Ballantine, (1989). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fantasy novel by this Hugo-award winning author: "In the folk tales of pre-Christian Russia, north of Kiev. . . most dangerous of all was the Rusalka, the ghost of a murdered girl, still seeking to exist by drawing the energy of life from all nearby living things." SIGNED on the title page. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-345-359834.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69471
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  • THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH.  by Perez-Reverte, Arturo.
    Perez-Reverte, Arturo.
    THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A literary thriller, by a master of the form - this involves a woman thrown into the world of cocaine smuggling. SIGNED on a blank preliminary page. Translated from the Spanish by Andrew Hurley. 435 pp. ISBN: 0-399-151850.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69472
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  • FOSSIL HUNTER. by Sawyer, Robert J.
    Sawyer, Robert J.
    FOSSIL HUNTER.
    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Ace Books, (1993). SIGNED first edition - Second book of the highly acclaimed QUINTAGLIO ASCENSION series in which dinosaurs have evolved into an intelligent species (series includes FAR-SEER Ace 1992, FOSSIL HUNTER Ace 1993 and FOREIGNER Ace 1994.) Cover art by Bob Eggleton. SIGNED on the title page. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-441-248845.

    Condition: Very good (some creasing to the spine and usual light toning to the pages, but overall a tight and clean copy) Rather hard to find in the first printing, and especially so signed.
    Book ID: 69473
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  • BANDITS by Leonard, Elmore
    Leonard, Elmore
    BANDITS
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A trio of unlikely bandits in New Orleans: an ex-nun, an ex-cop and an ex-con. INSCRIBED on title page and dated in the year of publication. 345 pp. . ISBN: 0-87795-8416.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some light toning to the pages)
    Book ID: 69474
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  • GALLOWGLASS. by Vine, Barbara [pseudonym for Ruth Rendell, 1930-2015]
    Vine, Barbara [pseudonym for Ruth Rendell, 1930-2015]
    GALLOWGLASS.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harmony Books, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth novel written by Ruth Rendell under this name, a story of obsession and betrayal told in the alternating voices of two men who act as "gallowglasses" - that is, as warriors who will die to fulfill their duty to protect their chief. SIGNED on the title page by Ruth Rendell. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-517-57744-5.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69475
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  • THE BUTCHER'S BOY. by Perry, Thomas.
    Perry, Thomas.
    THE BUTCHER'S BOY.
    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Scribner's, (1982.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's first book, winner of the Edgar for best first mystery (and deservedly so - this is a great read.) SIGNED on the title page. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-684-174553.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (small stamp on front endpaper, spine of dj sunned, and a few small nicks to edges of dj, but over a tight copy, and hard to find signed in any hardcover edition.)
    Book ID: 69476
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  • THE TREE OF HANDS. by Rendell, Ruth (1930-2015)
    Rendell, Ruth (1930-2015)
    THE TREE OF HANDS.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1984.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A study of the dark side of the deep and sometimes destructive bond between a parent and child. A pyschological suspense novel by a master of the genre. Winner of the Silver Dagger Award. SIGNED on the title page. 271 pp. ISBN: 0-394-530985.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (hint of spine slant)
    Book ID: 69477
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  • DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART. by Koontz, Dean.
    Koontz, Dean.
    DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A high- tech thriller, which begins in a chance meeting in a bar in Santa Monica, and turns into a terrifying flight for survival. SIGNED on the title page. Author's afterword. 487 pp. ISBN: 0-679-425241.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69478
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  • THE TYPHOON LOVER. by Massey, Sujata.
    Massey, Sujata.
    THE TYPHOON LOVER.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring antique dealer Rei Shimura: "After a party for her thirtieth birthday, Rei answers a mysterious invitation to a job inteview. The task is to search for and authenticate an ancient Middle Eastern pitcher that disappeared from Iraq's national museum. The piece is believed to be in the hands of a wealthy Japanese collector.... When a typhoon hits Tokyo, Rei finds herself trapped." SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-060765127.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69479
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  • BLOOD IS THE SKY. by Hamilton, Steve.
    Hamilton, Steve.
    BLOOD IS THE SKY.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A mystery in the award-winning series set in the remote wild country of Michigan's Upper Pensinsula and featuring private eye and former Detroit cop Alex McKnight. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated June 18, 2003 - in the month of publication. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-312-301154.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69481
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  • SIMISOLA. by Rendell, Ruth.
    Rendell, Ruth.
    SIMISOLA.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crown, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Inspector Reginald Wexford mystery novel. SIGNED on the title page. 327 pp. ISBN: 0-517-700735.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket.
    Book ID: 69482
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  • AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS by Rendell, Ruth
    Rendell, Ruth
    AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1985.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Inspector Wexford mystery - the UK Telegraph included this in the ten best by Rendell and described it as "probably the best of RendellÕs 24 novels to feature Chief Inspector Reg Wexford, tackling such thorny subjects as a woman who develops an irrational hatred of her unborn baby when she discovers it will be a girl." SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-394-546032.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 69483
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  • COLD FIRE. by Koontz, Dean
    Koontz, Dean
    COLD FIRE.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which combines wonder, mystery and terror - A reporter wants to write about a seemingly ordinary schoolteacher who is involved in a dozen last minute rescues - but while he denies being psychic, he also warns her that a relentless enemy is coming. SIGNED by Koontz on title page. 382 pp. ISBN: 0-399-135790.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69484
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  • STRANGE HIGHWAYS. by Koontz, Dean.
    Koontz, Dean.
    STRANGE HIGHWAYS.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1995). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of shorter fiction, including the title novel, nine novellas, and six stories, all which explore the variety of human experiences, including failures, triumphs, adventures, terrors, joys, and more. SIGNED on the title page. Notes to the reader. 561 pp. ISBN: 0-44651974X.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69485
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  • THE HUNTING WIND: An Alex McKnight Mystery. by Hamilton, Steve.
    Hamilton, Steve.
    THE HUNTING WIND: An Alex McKnight Mystery.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third mystery in the award-winning series set in upper Michigan and featuring private eye and former Detroit cop and ex-baseball player Alex McKnight. SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-312-268947.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69486
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  • THE BRIDESMAID. by Rendell, Ruth.
    Rendell, Ruth.
    THE BRIDESMAID.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1989.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Anovel of pyschological suspense by this award winning writer and master of the genre. SIGNED on the title page. 298 pp. ISBN: 0-892963883.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69487
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  • THE BRONZE KING.  by Charnas, Suzy McKee.
    Charnas, Suzy McKee.
    THE BRONZE KING.
    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A young adult novel by this Hugo and Nebula award winning author - the first book in the Valentine Marsh series, set in New York City, "When Valentine starts noticing odd things are vanishing from New York City, she unknowingly summons a wizard from Sorcery Hall who enlists her help in his fight against a dreaded monster of darkness." SIGNED on the title page. 196 pp. ISBN: 0-395383943.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small chip to bottom edge of rear cover of dj)
    Book ID: 69488
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  • AN AMATEUR CORPSE. by Brett, Simon
    Brett, Simon
    AN AMATEUR CORPSE.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1978). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth Charles Paris crime novel - an old friend is suspected of strangling his wife, but Charles is convinced he is not guilty. SIGNED on the title page. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-684-155710.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69489
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  • THE EMERALD CAT KILLER. by Lupoff, Richard A.
    Lupoff, Richard A.
    THE EMERALD CAT KILLER.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The final Hobart Lindsey / Marvia Plum mystery. "Hobart Lindsey is called back to the San Francisco Bay Area for one last case. A local book publisher is being sued over a novel that might actually be the last, lost work of a novelist killed over a year ago." SIGNED on the title page. 260 pp. ISBN: 978-0312648138.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69490
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  • TALKING TO STRANGE MEN. by Rendell, Ruth.
    Rendell, Ruth.
    TALKING TO STRANGE MEN.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of her most intriguing novels of psychological suspense as the paths of children playing as spies crisscross with that of a lonely man who thinks their game is real. SIGNED on the title page. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-394-563247.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.
    Book ID: 69494
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  • TISHOMINGO BLUES. by Leonard, Elmore.
    Leonard, Elmore.
    TISHOMINGO BLUES.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Dennis is a daredevil high diver at the Tishomingo Casino in Mississippi - until the day he looks down from his platform and witnesses a mob hit. SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0008725.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69495
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  • THE KEYS TO THE STREET. by Rendell, Ruth.
    Rendell, Ruth.
    THE KEYS TO THE STREET.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crown, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of suspense by this award-winning writer - set in and around London's Regent Park, where the city's wealthiest and poorest, kindest and most vicious, residents all cross paths. SIGNED on the title page. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-517706857.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69496
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  • LOVEDEATH. by Simmons, Dan.
    Simmons, Dan.
    LOVEDEATH.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of novellas exploring the dark underpinnings of modern living. Simmons has been the recipient of numerous science fiction and horror writers prizes, since his first published story won the Rod Serling Memorial award in 1982. SIGNED on the title page. Frontispiece. Notes "about the real poets." 310 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69497
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  • THE HELLFIRE CLUB. by Straub, Peter.
    Straub, Peter.
    THE HELLFIRE CLUB.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel about a serial killer set in the world of publishing. SIGNED on the title page. 463 pp. ISBN: 0-679-401377.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69498
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  • DREAMER. by Johnson, Charles.
    Johnson, Charles.
    DREAMER.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An intriguing novel by this National Book Award winning writer - a fictional look at the last years of Martin Luther King's life. SIGNED on the title page. A New York Times Notable Book for 1998. Dustjacket praise from Robert Olen Butler, David Guterson, James McBride among others. ISBN: 0-68481224X.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)
    Book ID: 69442
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  • THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE, Tales and Conjurations by Johnson, Charles
    Johnson, Charles
    THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE, Tales and Conjurations
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - National Book Award winner's highly praised first collection of short stories, in which he explores the perennial problems of Western (and Eastern) thought against the the background of African American life. The Frankenstein story is recast as the tale of a young slave being remade in the image of his master's value. In another story a yound black M.D. in Illinois attends to a crash-landed extra-terrestial. SIGNED by the author. 169 pp. ISBN: 0-689-116535.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 69444
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  • MIDDLE PASSAGE. by Johnson, Charles.
    Johnson, Charles.
    MIDDLE PASSAGE.
    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1990. SIGNED hardcover - A novel which is both an adventure at sea, and a probing look at the American slave trade, winner of the National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-689119682.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 69445
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  • NK3 by Tolkin, Michael.
    Tolkin, Michael.
    NK3
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2017). SIGNED first edition - Novel set in a near-future California which has been devasted by a memory destroying virus called NK3. The mansions behind a 60ft high fence now belong to those with the only thing that matters - memory - while in downtown Los Angeles the Drifters and Shamblers work until no longer needed. SIGNED on the title page and dated 3/11/2017, in the year of publication. 300 pp.

    Condition: Fine in black and white illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69446
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  • BRONX MASQUERADE. by Grimes, Nikki.
    Grimes, Nikki.
    BRONX MASQUERADE.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dial Press, 2002. SIGNED first edition - Young adult novel written in the voices of 18 teenagers as they learn to express themselves through poetry in an 'open mike' forum. Winner of the Coretta Scott King award. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Welcome to the Masquerade," and uncommon thus. 167 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69447
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  • THE THIRD ANGEL. by Hoffman, Alice.
    Hoffman, Alice.
    THE THIRD ANGEL.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Shaye Areheart / Random House, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel that charts the lives of three women in love with the wrong men. SIGNED on the title page. 278 pp. ISBN: 978-0307393852.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69448
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • SECOND NATURE by Hoffman, Alice.
    Hoffman, Alice.
    SECOND NATURE
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her ninth novel, a modern fairy tale. SIGNED on the title page. Bound in cream paper covered boards with a cream cloth spine with red lettering, red endpapers. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-399-139087.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (faint erasure mark on front endpaper, but overall a tight and straight copy.)
    Book ID: 69449
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • THE RED GARDEN. by Hoffman, Alice.
    Hoffman, Alice.
    THE RED GARDEN.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which spans three hundred years in the lives of the residents of a small Massuchusetts town - and at the center of this town is a mysterious garden where only red plants can grow. SIGNED on the title page. 270 pp. ISBN: 978-0307393876.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some spotting to bottom edge of textblock, light crease on front endpaper, corner of front flap of dj)
    Book ID: 69450
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • FORETELLING. by Hoffman, Alice.
    Hoffman, Alice.
    FORETELLING.
    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Young adult novel about a girl growing up as the daughter of an Amazon queen, as she begins to wonder about the future and the words that are never used - mercy, men, love, peace. SIGNED on the title page.. Illustrated title page. 167 pp. ISBN: 0-316-010197.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (hint of spine slant, inconspicuous initials on dj flap and front endpaper) .
    Book ID: 69451
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • THE YOUNG FARMER AT COLLEGE, #2 in the series. by Freehoff, W. A.
    Freehoff, W. A.
    THE YOUNG FARMER AT COLLEGE, #2 in the series.
    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1917. Hardcover first edition - An interesting look at the agriculture colleges of the Midwest - and a picture of American agriculture just at the beginning of its transition from small labor intensive farms to more mechanized farms, Among the innovations Clifford is involved with at "Jefferson" is a milking machine, and a smaller more affordable tractor, and especially genetic selections of higher yielding seeds. From the introduction: "Work and play in a nice proportion are mixed in the Short Courses of our American agricultural colleges. Clifford Davison found time for both. In the class room he met inspired teachers who not only taught him practical facts but spurred him on to make the most of his splendid opportunities. In his contact with the student body he met not only other Short Horns but regular university men as well, and from these, too, he learned many things not found in books. Our great universities in which high brow and agric are mixed indiscriminately are melting pots and levelers, foundation stones of American democracy; and Clifford Davison took back with him to the farm new knowledge, new outlooks, and new dreams." Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and four internal glossy plates by R.L. Boyer. Quite uncommon. 330 pp.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with black lettering (spine slightly faded but over a tight and clean copy)
    Book ID: 69403
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  • LESLIE TAKES THE SKYROAD. by O'Malley, Patricia and Mary Walfrieda McAssey,
    O'Malley, Patricia and Mary Walfrieda McAssey,
    LESLIE TAKES THE SKYROAD.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1959. Hardcover first edition - A title in Dodd Mead's uncommon "Career Book" series, which are notable for being written by women who are active in the fields about which they write. This focuses primarily on the training required to be a stewardess (at American Airlines) and her first months in the air as a flight attendant. 242 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding with the usual markings, no dj.
    Book ID: 69406
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  • LINDA LANE'S PROBLEMS, #5 in series.  by Lawrence, Josephine
    Lawrence, Josephine
    LINDA LANE'S PROBLEMS, #5 in series.
    Edition: First or early edition.

    New York: Barse & Co., (1928). Hardcover - The fifth book is this rather uncommon series "For Girls from 12 to 15" - one which puts a different spin on the popular orphan fiction series by having as its central character an optimistic and assertive young girl and peopling it with women who are shown as capable and not reliant on men, Set in New Jersey -both at the seashore and in a small inland town. Illustrated by a glossy frontispiece and three plain internal plates by John M. Foster. 252 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in red cloth with black lettering and illustration on the front cover and spine (some sunning to the spine, previous owner's name, usual toning to the pages, but a tight and straight copy)
    Book ID: 69412
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  • THE ADOBE ANTHOLOGY, VOL. 2. by [Anthology, signed] Lunstroth, Claudia, editor. Rebecca Solnit, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Lunstroth, Claudia, editor. Rebecca Solnit, signed.
    THE ADOBE ANTHOLOGY, VOL. 2.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: The Adobe Bookstore, (1994). First edition - A slim volume of fiction, poetry, essays and art - SIGNED by Rebecca Solnit at her contribution on skin, "Volumes Bound in Leather." Includes an interview with William Vollman and a portfolio of photographs of the down and out in San Francisco by his friend Ken Miller, and more. 84 pp. ISBN: 0-963973711.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated gray wrappers.
    Book ID: 69413
    Keywords: Anthology
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  • HELD FOR RANSOM: A Skippy Dare Mystery Story, #2. by Lloyd Hugh (pseudonym of Percy Keese Fitzhugh, 1876-1950)
    Lloyd Hugh (pseudonym of Percy Keese Fitzhugh, 1876-1950)
    HELD FOR RANSOM: A Skippy Dare Mystery Story, #2.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1934). Hardcover first edition - One of three titles in this series, all issued in 1934. The second mystery series written under this pseudonym by an author best known for his Boy Scout series. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and 3 internal glossy plates by Seymour Fogel. 221 pp plus 3 pp publisher's ads. Green and white illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth with black lettering (bookplate on front pastedown)
    Book ID: 69414
    Keywords: Juvenile series
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  • COUNTRY CLUB GIRL. by Shepard, Kathleen.
    Shepard, Kathleen.
    COUNTRY CLUB GIRL.
    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1932). Hardcover - Despite being reprinted by A.L. Burt, this is quite uncommon in any edition - a story about a young woman who has just graduated from a finishing school. From the synopsis on the first page ""Life, to Gabrielle Barclay, was a champagne cocktail, a pretty bauble, until she met Michael. 'I want to live! I want to know exciting, fascinating people. Wicked people. I want a chance to prove that all the things I think are more than theories!' Gabrielle enjoyed saying to her smug and wealthy parents, to her idle girl friends, and, above all, to the boys she lured with her golden hair, silvery voice and slim white body." 255 pp.

    Condition: Very good in orange cloth (stamp from a lending library on the front endpaper)
    Book ID: 69416
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  • THE KHAKI GIRLS IN VICTORY, #4 in series.  by Brooks, Edna,
    Brooks, Edna,
    THE KHAKI GIRLS IN VICTORY, #4 in series.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1920). Hardcover first edition - The fourth and last book in this series set during the Great War, the story of two American girls - Joan Mason, an enthusiastic motor girl, and Valerie Warde, a society debutante - who volunteered to serve in the Motor Corps (a fifth book is announced at the end of this volume, but was never published). In this book, the girls go to Paris to celebrate the end of the war. Glossy frontispiece. 212 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated tan cloth.
    Book ID: 69417
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  • A SCANNER DARKLY. by Dick, Philip K.
    Dick, Philip K.
    A SCANNER DARKLY.
    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Vintage Books, (1991) dj. The story of Bob Arctor, a spaced-out dope dealer in a vaguely futuristic society - or is he? A darkly comic novel, one of Dick's most fascinating. Originally published in 1971, this is the advance issue for a new trade paperback edition.

    Condition: Near fine in printed yellow wrappers.
    Book ID: 69419
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  • LONG LOST. by Coben, Harlan.
    Coben, Harlan.
    LONG LOST.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - International thriller by this award-winning (and best-selling) author - SIGNED on a blank preliminary page. 371 pp. ISBN: 978-0-525-951056.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)
    Book ID: 69420
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  • STEPPING WESTWARD: The Long Search for Hope in the Pacific Northwest. by Tisdale, Sallie.
    Tisdale, Sallie.
    STEPPING WESTWARD: The Long Search for Hope in the Pacific Northwest.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1991). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A combination of history, memoir, and a description of today's Northwest - of the landscapes of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. SIGNED on the title page. Double page map. Notes and references, index. 284 pp. ISBN: 0-805013539.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69425
    Keywords: Americana
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  • REFUGE OF WHIRLING LIGHT. by Beath, Mary.
    Beath, Mary.
    REFUGE OF WHIRLING LIGHT.
    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (2005). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of visual story poems that explore the landscape of the West. SIGNED on the title page and INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in 2006. Winner of the Western Heritage Wrangler Award, and finalist for the Women Writing the West award. xxv, 165 pp. ISBN: 0-826334229.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)
    Book ID: 69426
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  • Williams, Beatriz.
    A CERTAIN AGE.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2016). First edition - Novel set during the Jazz Age - the Roaring Twenties - in New York CIty. Author's note. 326 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self flaps.
    Book ID: 69429
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  • EXCELLENT LOMBARDS. by Hamilton, Jane.
    Hamilton, Jane.
    EXCELLENT LOMBARDS.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Grand Central Publishing, (2016). First edition - A coming of age story, as threats of urbanization and disinheritance shake young Frankie's fierce attachment to her family's apple orchard. 273 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69430
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  • DEEP BLUE. by White, Randy Wayne.
    White, Randy Wayne.
    DEEP BLUE.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2016.). First edition - Thriller set in Florida and Mexico, feauturing marine biologist (and deepcover operative) Doc Ford. 316 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69431
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  • KING OF THE GYPSIES. by Maas,Peter.
    Maas,Peter.
    KING OF THE GYPSIES.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1975) dj. Hardcover first edition - Non fiction work about life among the gypsies in the US in modern times, basis of the movie of the same name. 171 pp. ISBN: 0-670-413178.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (bit of wear to top of spine of dj)
    Book ID: 69432
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  • BORN OF A WOMAN: New and Selected Poems. by Knight, Etheridge.
    Knight, Etheridge.
    BORN OF A WOMAN: New and Selected Poems.
    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. Hardcover first edition - A book which brings together the best poems from his first two collections - "Poems from Prison" and "Belly Songs" - as well as many previously uncollected poems. xvii, 120 pp. Uncommon. ISBN: 0-395291992.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some bleeding to the inside of the dj near the top of the spine, not affecting the book)
    Book ID: 69434
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  • BLUEBEARD. by Vonnegut, Kurt.
    Vonnegut, Kurt.
    BLUEBEARD.
    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Delacorte, (1987). Hardcover first edition - A fictional autobiography of a man who was in at the beginning of the first major art movement to originate in the US - abstract expressionism. Rabo Karabekian, a minor character in "Breakfast of Champions", a man whose parents survived the Armenian genocide, is at the heart of this book. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-385295901.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 69435
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  • THE CARES OF THE DAY by Webster, Ivan
    Webster, Ivan
    THE CARES OF THE DAY
    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with the hardcover edition.

    Boulder, CO: Fiction Collective, 1994. SIGNED first edition - The author's first published work of fiction - winner of the 1994 Nilon Excellence in Minority Fiction Award. Praise from Charles Johnson and Nikki Giovanni. SIGNED by author on title page and dated 4/22/95. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-932511899.

    Condition: Fine in glossy blue wrappers with black illustration.
    Book ID: 69437
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE III:  Best of the Small Presses, 1978 - 1979 Edition. by Bill Henderson, Bill, editor.
    Bill Henderson, Bill, editor.
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE III: Best of the Small Presses, 1978 - 1979 Edition.
    Edition: First printing.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An annual small press reader." Introduction by Henderson. Includes 69 selections from 63 presses, short stories, poems and essays by authors including Leslie Marmon Silko, John Gardner, Wesley Brown, Louise Gluck, Adrienne Rich, Seamus Heaney, Walter Abish, Andre Dubus, Robert Hass, Anais Nin, Margaret Atwood, Jane Bowles, James Crumley,Maura Stanton and many others. Includes an interview with Ralph Ellison by Quincy Troupe, Ishmael Reed and Steven Cannon. Notes on contributors. 552 pp. ISBN: 0-916366-030.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to dj), Rather uncommon in hardcover.
    Book ID: 69438
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  • THE WILDER SISTERS. by Mapson, Jo-Ann.
    Mapson, Jo-Ann.
    THE WILDER SISTERS.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the author on the title page. Sara Davidson's comments about this book describe it better than I can: 'the richest, truest, funniest, sexiest, and most satisfying story about sisters that I have read. The writing is luminous, the characters unforgettable, and the end brought me to tears of awe. I loved the world of the Wilder sisters - a New Mexico filled with horses and audacious women and lucious food and superstition and saints.' Publisher's book mark laid in. ISBN: 0-06-0191163.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)
    Book ID: 69369
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  • NAN SHERWOOD'S WINTER HOLIDAYS or Rescuing the Runaways, #3 in series. by Carr, Annie Roe.
    Carr, Annie Roe.
    NAN SHERWOOD'S WINTER HOLIDAYS or Rescuing the Runaways, #3 in series.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: George Sully & Company, (1916). Hardcover - The third book in this series featuring Nan Sherwood and her friends from Lakeview Hall.Illustrated with a frontispiece and three glossy inserted plates. Uncommon in the original edition, published by Sully. Last title listed opposite the title page. 248 pp

    Condition: Good overall in light green cloth with black lettering and illustration to the front cover (prev owner's name in pencil, erasable, some bumping to the corners and wear to the covers)
    Book ID: 69372
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  • BARKSKINS. by Proulx, Annie.
    Proulx, Annie.
    BARKSKINS.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (2016_. First edition - An epic novel about "the taking down of the world's forests . . .In the late seventeenth century two penniless young Frenchmen, Rene Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. bound to a feudal lord" This follows the lives of their descendents over the next 300 years. Finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Best Novel, a New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. 717 pp plus 4 pp of the family trees.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new). A rather uncommon advance issue.
    Book ID: 69375
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  • BUKOWSKI IN A SUNDRESS: Confessions from a Writing Life. by Addonizio, Kim.
    Addonizio, Kim.
    BUKOWSKI IN A SUNDRESS: Confessions from a Writing Life.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, (2016). SIGNED first edition - The first work of non-fiction by this award-winning poet - "a memoir in essays." SIGNED on the title page, 204 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69376
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  • HOMEGOING. by Gyasi, Yaa.
    Gyasi, Yaa.
    HOMEGOING.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. SIGNED first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, one which traces the descendents of two half-sisters across 300 years in Ghana and America. SIGNED on the title page and dated in April 2016 - that is, before publication. 305 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new) An uncommon advance issue.
    Book ID: 69377
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  • LAROSE. by Erdrich, Louise.
    Erdrich, Louise.
    LAROSE.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2016). First edition - A novel which opens with a tragic accident - a man shoots the 5 year old son of his closest friend - and includes a demand for justice and a profound act of atonement with roots in indigneous culture. 371 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps (as new) An uncommon advance issue.
    Book ID: 69378
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  • WILDE LAKE. by Lippman, Laura.
    Lippman, Laura.
    WILDE LAKE.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2016). First edition - Suspense novel featuring "Luisa ÒLuÓ Brant , the newly elected stateÕs attorney representing suburban MarylandÑincluding the famous planned community of Columbia, created to be a utopia of racial and economic equality" who finds herself caught up in a very controversial case. 352 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy).
    Book ID: 69381
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  • IQ. by Ide, Joe.
    Ide, Joe.
    IQ.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2016). SIGNED first edition - "Sherlock Holmes comes to South Central Los Angeles. Only heÕs black, never finished high school, and canÕt seem to hold on to a regular job." (Kirkus). Instead Isaiah Quintabe- or IQ, as he is known - spends his time and uses his formidable intelligence to help others. The first book by this Japanese-American writer who grew up in the same neighborhood as IQ, this has been nominated for the Edgar for best first novel. SIGNED on the half title page. 321 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy).
    Book ID: 69386
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  • IQ. by Ide, Joe.
    Ide, Joe.
    IQ.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2016). SIGNED first edition - "Sherlock Holmes comes to South Central Los Angeles. Only heÕs black, never finished high school, and canÕt seem to hold on to a regular job." (Kirkus). Instead Isaiah Quintabe- or IQ, as he is known - spends his time and uses his formidable intelligence to help others. The first book by this Japanese-American writer who grew up in the same neighborhood as IQ, this has been nominated for the Edgar for best first novel. SIGNED on the title page and dated in April 2016, before publication. 321 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy).
    Book ID: 69387
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  • I WOULD HAVE SAVED THEM IF I COULD. by Michaels, Leonard.
    Michaels, Leonard.
    I WOULD HAVE SAVED THEM IF I COULD.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His second collection of short stories - 'quick and precise. . . obsessed with city life and the sexual body/erotic mind.' (His first collection was nominated for the National Book Award and this was selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the six best works of fiction published that year) 188 pp. Dust jacket by Guy Fleming. ISBN: 0-374-174113.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some toning to the dj)
    Book ID: 69390
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  • FANNY HERSELF. by Ferber, Edna (1887-1968.)
    Ferber, Edna (1887-1968.)
    FANNY HERSELF.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1917). Hardcover first edition - Although this coming of age story of a young Jewish girl growing up in the Midwest is considered to be based on Ferber's own life, it is Fanny's working mother, Mrs Brandeis, who steals the story - "She knew when to be old fashioned, and when to be modern. She had worn the first short walking skirt in Winnebago." Basis for the 1921 silent film "No Woman Knows." Preface by Ferber. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 internal plates by J. Henry. 323 pp.

    Condition: Good only in dark red cloth (rubbing to the lettering on the spine, offsetting to the endpapers and tanning to the pages, previous owner's name)
    Book ID: 69393
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  • CITY OF FREMONT: THE FIRST THIRTY YEARS,  History of Growth. by Oral History Associates / Ockerman, Phil, editor.
    Oral History Associates / Ockerman, Phil, editor.
    CITY OF FREMONT: THE FIRST THIRTY YEARS, History of Growth.
    Edition: First edition.

    ]Fremont,CA:] Mission Peak Heritage Foundation, (1989). Hardcover first edition - A history of this relatively new Northern California city, located in the East Bay opposite San Francisco, founded when five small towns banded together. Illustrated throughout with photographs and maps. Large format, printed on glossy paper throughout. Includes appendices, bibliography, index, xv, 249 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69395
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  • THE LIFE OF LANGSTON HUGHES, Volume I: 1902-1941, I, Too, Sing America &  Volume II: 1941-1967, I Dream a World (2 volume set)  by [Hughes, Langston, 1902 - 1967] Rampersad, Arnold
    [Hughes, Langston, 1902 - 1967] Rampersad, Arnold
    THE LIFE OF LANGSTON HUGHES, Volume I: 1902-1941, I, Too, Sing America & Volume II: 1941-1967, I Dream a World (2 volume set)
    Edition: Later printing.

    New York & London: Oxford University Press, (1986, 1988). Hardcover - The definitive biography of Langston Hughes, the African American poet and writer who was one of key figures in the Harlem Renaissance. Based on extensive research in the Langston Hughes Papers and other archives, this tells the life of Hughes from his childhood in the Midwest as a lonely and neglected child; his nomadic years which took him to Mexico in 1919, Africa in 1923, Europe in 1924 and the Soviet Union in 1932, and more; his numerous friendships with other writers and important figures in the arts; and his later troubles over the radical politics of his youth, although he emerged as one of the most important African American voices of the first half of the 20th century. Illustrated with many black and white photographs,including a few by Roy DeCarava with whom Hughes published "The Sweet Flypaper of Life" and a portrait by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Two volume set - Volume 1 is the 6th printing, volume 2 is a 3rd printing. Notes and index in each volume. 468, 512 pp. ISBN: 0-195040112, 0-19504519X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jackets.
    Book ID: 69396
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  • SIERRAN CABIN . . . FROM SKYSCRAPER: A Tale of the Sierran Piedmont. by Goethe, C. M. (Charles Matthias, 1875-1966)
    Goethe, C. M. (Charles Matthias, 1875-1966)
    SIERRAN CABIN . . . FROM SKYSCRAPER: A Tale of the Sierran Piedmont.
    Edition: First edition.

    Sacramento and San Francisco: The Keystone Press, 1943. Hardcover first edition - Described in the preface as the "tale of Allen, who, from activities from city-planning to eugenics, 'escaped' through nature study at his Sierran cabin" this book is much more than that. Sacramento developer and philanthropist, C. M. Goethe, was known for both his love of the outdoors (he was one of the founders of the "Save the Redwoods Foundation) and for his interest in eugenics at its most racist and radical - in his 1936 address to the Eugenics Reseach Association, he praised Nazi Germany's "honest yearnings for a better population." This book includes both sides of Goethe - most of it is devoted to the flora and fauna of the Sierras - but it also includes a concluding chapter on eugenics, and begins with a casually racist referral to a "darkey." Illustrated with photographs. Index. x, 183 pp.

    Condition: Very good in brown cloth with black stamping on the front cover (bookplate, some discoloration on the endpapers from the binder's glue, but a tight and clean copy)
    Book ID: 69397
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  • LEGACY. by Omosupe, Ekua
    Omosupe, Ekua
    LEGACY.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Santa Cruz, CA: Talking Circles Press, (1997). First edition - Rather uncommon first collection of poems by this African American and lesbian poet, professor and editor. 93 pp. ISBN: 1-887862013.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69296
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  • BLISS and Other Stories. by Mansfield, Katherine.
    Mansfield, Katherine.
    BLISS and Other Stories.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Hardcover first edition - A collection of fourteen stories, by this innovative writer, a master of the short story. 280 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in green cloth board with paper label on the spine - label is toned and chipped, portrait of Manfield pasted on front endpaper.
    Book ID: 69308
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  • THE TSAR'S PROMISE: A Russian Tale. by San Souci. Robert D.; Illustrated by Lauren Mills.
    San Souci. Robert D.; Illustrated by Lauren Mills.
    THE TSAR'S PROMISE: A Russian Tale.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Philomel Books, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A retelling of this story, derived from Russian folklore and originally included in Andrew Lang's Green Fairy Book, about a tsar who unwittingly pledges his son to a demon. Illustrated with watercolors by Lauren Mills including some double page spreads. Warmly INSCRIBED by San Souci on the title page "To --- it's a pleasure to meet you and share this 'old story in a new retelling' with you! Happy visits to 'once upon a time.'" and dated in 1993. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-399215816.

    Condition: Very near fine in a good dustjacket with some short tears and wear at the corners, ends of spine.
    Book ID: 69309
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  • THE RACE FOR PARIS. by Clayton, Meg Waite.
    Clayton, Meg Waite.
    THE RACE FOR PARIS.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Two American journalists, both women, a reporter and a photographer, and an Englishman, race the Allies to Occupied Paris for the scoop of their lives, despite strict military regulations limiting what women correspondents are allowed to do. Based on real-life female reporters on the front lines of history like Margaret Bourke-White, Lee Miller, and Martha Gellhorn. Warmly INSCRIBED on the title page. "For - - Such a nice afternoon and a delicious gallette! Hope you enjoy this as much." Double page map, author's note. xiv, 311 pp. ISBN: 978-0062354631.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69310
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  • A PLEASURE AND A CALLING. by Hogan, Phil.
    Hogan, Phil.
    A PLEASURE AND A CALLING.
    Edition: First printing.

    London: Doubleday, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mr. Heming, a real estate agent in a London suburb, keeps a copy of every house key he handles - a hobby which seems harmless, until dead bodies begin to show up. SIGNED on the title page. 281 pp. ISBN: 978-0857521880.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69312
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  • CHINESE IN HAWAII: A BIBLIOGRAPHIC SURVEY. by Lowe, C.H.  (Chuan-hua)
    Lowe, C.H. (Chuan-hua)
    CHINESE IN HAWAII: A BIBLIOGRAPHIC SURVEY.
    Edition: First printing.

    Taipei, Taiwan: C.H. Lowe / China Printing, (1972). First edition - Foreword by Senator Hiram L. Fong. Historical sketch, chronology and a detailed descriptions of 362 items in English and 38 in Chinese. Index. Foldout map in the back. One of only 1500 copies. vi, 148 pp.

    Condition: Very good in flexible light green linen covers with red lettering (tanning to the pages)
    Book ID: 69313
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  • THE AGE OF REINVENTION. by Tuil, Karine
    Tuil, Karine
    THE AGE OF REINVENTION.
    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Scribner, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which was a finalist for the Prix Goncourt: "Manhattan attorney Sam Tahar appears to have it all: fame, fortune, an enviable marriage to a prominent socialite, and two children. But his charmed life is built on a lie - he isn't the person he pretends to be. As the son of a Tunisian immigrant growing up in a grimy Paris tower block, Samir Tahar seemed destined to stay on the margins - until he decided to 'cut through the bars of his social jail cell, even if he had to do it with his teeth'. At law school, he became friends with Jewish student Samuel Baron. The two were inseparable until the irresistible Nina, torn between the men, chose Samuel. Samir fled to America, where he assumed Samuel's identity while his former friend remained trapped in a French suburb, a failed writer seething at Samir's triumphs. Years later, the three meet again and Samir's carefully constructed existence is blown apart, with disastrous consequences." SIGNED on the title page. Translated from the French by Sam Taylor. 399 pp. ISBN: 978-1471153945.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69314
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  • BRING UP THE BODIES. by Mantel, Hilary.
    Mantel, Hilary.
    BRING UP THE BODIES.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second part in her planned trilogy charting the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, the powerful minister in the court of King Henry VIII, this focuses on the downfall of Anne Boleyn. Sequel to the Man Booker award-winning 'Wolf Hall' and winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize and the 2012 Costa Book of the Year. Cast of characters, author's note. xix, 410 pp. ISBN: 978-0805090031.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69317
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  • THE GOSPEL SINGER. by Crews, Harry.
    Crews, Harry.
    THE GOSPEL SINGER.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - Southern author's first novel - dust jacket praise from Richard Kim who stated this succeeds in "portraying all that is ugly, grotesque, and ultimately absurd in man's desire and quest for his instant salvation through his mindless idolization of the instrument of salvation itself." 248 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, significant reading wear, but in a near fine and unmarked dust jacket with original price of $4.95 on flap. A decent reading copy, but most of the value is in the dj.
    Book ID: 69330
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  • Freedman, Nancy.
    JOSHUA, SON OF NONE.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel written by Nancy Freedman without her usual collaborator - an early novel using cloning as the theme. A bit of flesh from the slain JFK is used to create a clone whom a rich man raises to become president of the US. 291pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped) .
    Book ID: 69337
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  • THE ROUT. by Fadeyev, A.  [Fadeyev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, 1901 - 1956]
    Fadeyev, A. [Fadeyev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, 1901 - 1956]
    THE ROUT.
    Edition: First English language edition.

    Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, nd (ca 1960) dj. Hardcover - A novel translated from the Russian by O. Gorchakov. His first novel, originally published in 1926, this is the story of a group of partisans fighting in Siberia and fleeing from Cossack forces. Illustrated throughout with many full page plates, chapter headers and footers. 208 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (mark to bottom of textblock, some overall edgewear to the dust jacket).
    Book ID: 69341
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  • DESERT NOIR: A Lena Jones Mystery. by Webb, Betty.
    Webb, Betty.
    DESERT NOIR: A Lena Jones Mystery.
    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery introducing Scottsdale private investigator Lena Jones, a survivor of dozens of foster homes, who becomes involved in investigating the murder of a gallery owner. SIGNED on the title page. 252 pp. ISBN: 1-590580303.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69355
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  • A FISHERMAN OF THE INLAND SEA: Science Fiction Stories. by Le Guin, Ursula K.
    Le Guin, Ursula K.
    A FISHERMAN OF THE INLAND SEA: Science Fiction Stories.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperPrism (Harper Collins), (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of eight short stories with an introduction by Le Guin "On Not Reading Science Fiction." Illustrated by Michael Storrings. INSCRIBED on the title page. 191 pp. ISBN: 0-061052000.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69357
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  • THE REFUGEES by Nguyen, Viet Thanh.
    Nguyen, Viet Thanh.
    THE REFUGEES
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2017). First edition - A collection of eight short stories by this young writer, himself a refugee from Vietnam. His first novel, 'The Sympathizer' won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the Edgar award for best first novel among other awards. 207 pp.

    Condition: Fine in blue illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69358
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  • DEATH IN A DECK CHAIR. by Beck, K. K.
    Beck, K. K.
    DEATH IN A DECK CHAIR.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first mystery written by Beck as K. K. Beck, introducing Iris Cooper and reporter Jack Clancy. Set in 1927 on a transatlantic voyage, this is a take-off on the traditional closed room mystery, but set on board ship. INSCRIBED on the title page and very uncommon thus (Walker was known both for taking a chance on new authors and for its small print runs, so many books they published are rather hard to find, and especially so signed or inscribed) . 167 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-56018.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69178
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  • THE WORLD OF HERB CAEN: San Francisco, 1938-1997. by [Caen, Herb] Conrad, Barnaby, editor.
    [Caen, Herb] Conrad, Barnaby, editor.
    THE WORLD OF HERB CAEN: San Francisco, 1938-1997.
    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - A celebration of this Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, the "Sackamenna Kid" who coined the term Baghdad-by-the-Bay for the city he fell in love with, edited by his longtime friend, author and restaurateur, Barnaby Conrad (owner of North Beach's landmark El Matador). Includes some of the best of his columns, reminiscences by his friends and over 100 photographs. Foreword by Pat Conroy, commentary and captions by Carol Vernier. Somewhat oversized square format, 118 pp. ISBN: 0-811818594.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69179
    Keywords: California, journalism
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  • THE BABY'S SONG BOOK. by Poston, Elizabeth; illustrated by William Stobbs.
    Poston, Elizabeth; illustrated by William Stobbs.
    THE BABY'S SONG BOOK.
    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Crowell, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - Classic nursery rhymes meant to be sung to babies, complete with musical notation and illustrated in full color by William Stobbs. Slightly oversized format. Index of first lines and index of titles. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-690112831.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (small erasure spot on front endpaper, price-clipped,, tear to lower edge of back cover of dj )
    Book ID: 69181
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  • MYSTERIES OF MY FATHER: An Irish-American Memoir. by Fleming, Thomas.
    Fleming, Thomas.
    MYSTERIES OF MY FATHER: An Irish-American Memoir.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: John Wiley & Sons, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novelist and historian Thomas Fleming's look at his father's life - the son of an Irish immigrant family who rose to power in the tough political world of Jersey City and New Jersey state. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in 2006. Photographs. Index. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-471655155.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 69182
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