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  • Perry, Anne.
    A SUDDEN FEARFUL DEATH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 4th Victorian mystery featuring William Monk, now a private enquiry agent and nurse Hester Latterly - a story involving the brutal murder in a London hospital of a young woman who had been one of Florence Nightingale's nurses in the Crimean War. SIGNED on title page by the author. 383 pp. ISBN: 0-449-90637x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84971
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  • Everett, Percival.
    WALK ME TO THE DISTANCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Black author - while his first novel was acclaimed as one of comic genius, in this, the story of David, a (white) returning Vietnam vet from Georgia who finds a home in on a remote ranch in Wyoming, is a quiet and satisfying story (although punctuated by an episode of extreme violence)"of the American Western landscape as it is today, clinging to a mythical heritage and a frontier code that may be seriously skewed in a world passing it by." Although Everett has received many awards - including an award for lifetime achievement by the National Book Critics Circle - and the Washington…

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    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Black author - while his first novel was acclaimed as one of comic genius, in this, the story of David, a (white) returning Vietnam vet from Georgia who finds a home in on a remote ranch in Wyoming, is a quiet and satisfying story (although punctuated by an episode of extreme violence)"of the American Western landscape as it is today, clinging to a mythical heritage and a frontier code that may be seriously skewed in a world passing it by." Although Everett has received many awards - including an award for lifetime achievement by the National Book Critics Circle - and the Washington Post described him as one of the most adventurously experimental of modern American novelists. he remains not nearly as well-known or read as he should be. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-899193218.

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

    Book ID: 84967
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  • Perry, Anne.
    LONG SPOON LANE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - True first edition of this Victorian mystery featuring Thomas Pitt of Scotland Yard and his wife Charlotte. INSCRIBED on the title page. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-755320565.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (toning to pages as is common with UK editions).

    Book ID: 84964
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  • Schoonover, Shirley.
    SAM'S SONG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Coward-McCann, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very hard to define second novel. At the time this was written, Schoonover was - like her protagonist - a mother of three, living in Nebraska, in the process of a divorce, but other than understanding the bitterness and hurt, this is not autobiographical. The website Neglected Books comments: "When the novel came out in paperback in early 1970s, the Chicago Tribunes book editor observed cynically, 'It is one of the most revealing books ever written about a woman. Which is probably why the hardcover edition vanished without a trace.' If anyone picked up 'Sams Song' in search of a thrill, they were bound to be disappointed. Sam…

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    New York: Coward-McCann, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very hard to define second novel. At the time this was written, Schoonover was - like her protagonist - a mother of three, living in Nebraska, in the process of a divorce, but other than understanding the bitterness and hurt, this is not autobiographical. The website Neglected Books comments: "When the novel came out in paperback in early 1970s, the Chicago Tribunes book editor observed cynically, 'It is one of the most revealing books ever written about a woman. Which is probably why the hardcover edition vanished without a trace.' If anyone picked up 'Sams Song' in search of a thrill, they were bound to be disappointed. Sam is certainly profane, but its not pornographic. Sam does not 'discover' herself through her sexual liberation. Sex is more like booze, a source of temporary relief from pain. Sams Song is more a four-letter-word rap than symphony: Sams profanity is visceral, a sign of the pain, anger, and unrest always simmering, always on the brink of boiling over. It may be the rawest book written by a woman in the 1960s." A book which poses, but does not answer, the question "What is a woman?" 190 pp. Dust jacket art by Bob Ziering.

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    Condition: Very good+ in a very good minus dust jacket (some shelfwear to bottom edge of boards, toning to spine of dj, a few small chips, original price of 4.95 still present.

    Book ID: 84960
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  • [Reeb, James, 1927-1965] Duncan Howlett.
    NO GREATER LOVE: The James Reeb Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - "The Spiritual Odyssey that Ended in an Act of Violence in the Streets of Selma, Alabama and Galvanized the Conscience of a Nation." James Reeb was a white minister, working for social justice in the Roxbury ghetto of Boston, when he went to Selma, Alabama in response to Martin Luther King's call for clergy of all denominations to make a stand for civil rights. Two days later, leaving a restaurant with two fellow Unitarian ministers, he was brutally murdered. The author of this biography based it on his extensive research and interviews with those who knew Reeb, and also his own personal experience of working with Reeb in…

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    New York: Harper & Row, (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - "The Spiritual Odyssey that Ended in an Act of Violence in the Streets of Selma, Alabama and Galvanized the Conscience of a Nation." James Reeb was a white minister, working for social justice in the Roxbury ghetto of Boston, when he went to Selma, Alabama in response to Martin Luther King's call for clergy of all denominations to make a stand for civil rights. Two days later, leaving a restaurant with two fellow Unitarian ministers, he was brutally murdered. The author of this biography based it on his extensive research and interviews with those who knew Reeb, and also his own personal experience of working with Reeb in the 5 years before his death. Illustrated with photographs. Index. 242 pp.

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    Condition: Very good minus in turquoise cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a very good minus dust jacket (some dampstaining affecting the margins of the endpapers and a few pages, some bleeding from the cloth to the interior of the dj) Despite the flaws this is a decent copy of an uncommon book.

    Book ID: 84958
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  • Hodges, Elizabeth Jamison (1908-1999)
    THE THREE PRINCES OF SERENDIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, written for older children. The word 'serendipity' was invented by Horace Walpole after reading an old fairy tale, "The Three Princes of Serendip," This story, which goes back at least to the 16th century, is retold by Hodges in a version based on an English translation of 1722. "The tale is brilliantly embroidered, full of color and imagination. It tells how the three princes of Serendip (another name for Ceylon) journey to Persia and India to prove their fitness as future rulers and to find the secret formula which will clear the dragoninfested sea around their island kingdom. Along the way they meet mighty kings, young…

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    New York: Atheneum, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, written for older children. The word 'serendipity' was invented by Horace Walpole after reading an old fairy tale, "The Three Princes of Serendip," This story, which goes back at least to the 16th century, is retold by Hodges in a version based on an English translation of 1722. "The tale is brilliantly embroidered, full of color and imagination. It tells how the three princes of Serendip (another name for Ceylon) journey to Persia and India to prove their fitness as future rulers and to find the secret formula which will clear the dragoninfested sea around their island kingdom. Along the way they meet mighty kings, young girls as beautiful as jasmine, fearsome monsters. . . this ends happily as a fairy tale should with the gentle corollary that vision and knowledge come to 'those who dream with lifted eyes'. (New York Times review). Illustrated with drawings by Joan Berg. Notes, and a brief list of suggestions for further reading. 158 pp.

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    Condition: Very good+ in rust-colored cloth in a fair only dust jacket with some rubbing and edgewear, loss of about one inch at top of dj spine, price-clipped.

    Book ID: 84949
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  • Durant, Will and Ariel Durant.
    Will & Ariel Durant: A DUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1977) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book in which this couple, best known for their landmark work, 'The Story of Civilization, discuss their scholarly and personal life together, and their enduring love for each other, since their meeting in 1912, when he was a teacher at the Anarchist Center and she was only fourteen, and their acquaintanceship with almost every major literary and intellectual personality in Europe and America during much the mid-twentieth century. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper with both author's names but in what appears to be Will's handwriting. Illustrated with photographs. Index. 420 pp. ISBN: 0-671229257.

    Condition: Near fine in blue boards over a cream cloth spine with blue lettering in a very good dust jacket (a bit of wear to the top of the dj spine) .

    Book ID: 84948
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  • Roth, Hal.
    PATHWAY IN THE SKY: The Story of the John Muir Trail.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Howell-North Books, (1965) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of the events leading to the creation of this of the 212-mile trail, as well as a guide to each section of the trail, with information about the geology, the flora and fauna and its history, as the trail traverses passes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney. Illustrated throughout with mostly black and white photographs, but also a few in full color. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page and uncommon thus. Maps, notes and references. Folio-sized. 231 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Very near fine in light blue cloth a good dustjacket. with some small chips and edgewear (now protected by an archival cover, original price of 8.50 still present)

    Book ID: 84947
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  • Bassett, James.
    HARM'S WAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cleveland, Ohio: World Publishing Co., (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a look at the war in the Pacific during World War II as viewed from the fighting bridge through the eyes of one officer, Captain Rockwell Torrey - known as "the Rock" - as he rose to the rank of admiral during the year following Pearl Harbor. Basis for the 1965 Otto Preminger film starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Patricia Neal. 510 pp. Dust jacket design by Carl Smith

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (previous owner's name stamped on the edges of the textblock, some light edgewear to dj, original price of 5.95 still present)

    Book ID: 84945
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  • MacDonald, John Ross (pseudonym of Kenneth Millar)
    THE NAME IS ARCHER.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1955). First edition - Collects 7 Lew Archer stories, originally written between 1946 and 1954 - Find the Woman, Gone Girl, The Bearded Lady, The Suicide, Guilt-Edged Blonde, The Sinister Habit, and Wild Goose Chase - "under one cover for the first time." Bantam Mystery 1295, 25c cover price. 194 pp.

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to pages, but otherwise clean and tight, no creases)

    Book ID: 84932
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  • MacDonald, John D.
    THE DEEP BLUE GOOD-BYE.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    Greenwich, CT: Gold Medal Books / Fawcett, (1964). First edition - The novel which introduced Travis McGee, a "salvage consultant" living in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, on his houseboat, the Busted Flush, named for the poker hand that started the run of luck in which he won her. "A non-conformist, boat bum, knight in slightly tarnished armor," who sets out on a journey through the wreckage of a woman's soul, determined to find the abusive boyfriend who had done that to her - and to other young women. Gold Medal k1405, cover price 40c. 144 pp.

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to pages, date on first page)

    Book ID: 84931
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  • 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. 597 pp,. ISBN: 0-803794772.

    Condition: Very near fine burgundy boards with gold lettering in a like dustjacket (small spot on lower corner of textblock, one corner slighly bumped, small nicks to dj edges, but better condition than this thick book is usually found, original price of 12.95 still present)

    Book ID: 84926
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  • Baldwin, James.
    THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Baldwin uses the Wayne Williams/Atlanta child-murder case as the subject and the springboard for this thoughtful non-fiction work about justice - and the lack of it - for Blacks in America, and about guilt and innocence, fear and anger. 125 pp.. ISBN: 0-03-005529-6.

    Condition: Fine in black boards with silver lettering on spine, in a very near fine dust jacket (some toning to the flaps of the dj, original price of 11.95 still present) .

    Book ID: 84925
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  • Hellens, Frans (pseudonyn of Fredric Van Ermenghen, 1881-1972)
    MORELDIEU: Roman.

    Edition: Early printing (8 mille on front cover)

    Paris: Editions Albion Michel, (1946). Considered one of Hellens' strangest and most powerful novels, this is the story of a criminal called Marcel Morel whose project is to be equal to God. Although Hellens was of pure Flemish descent, he wrote only in French and although he published over 120 books, only one has been published in English. In an interview in 1970, Nabakov commented about the importance of Hellens as a precursor to the "New novels" - "I tried to get someone in the States to publish him - Laughlin, perhaps - but nothing came of it. Hellens would get excellent reviews, was beloved in Belgium . . It is a shame that he is read less than…

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    Paris: Editions Albion Michel, (1946). Considered one of Hellens' strangest and most powerful novels, this is the story of a criminal called Marcel Morel whose project is to be equal to God. Although Hellens was of pure Flemish descent, he wrote only in French and although he published over 120 books, only one has been published in English. In an interview in 1970, Nabakov commented about the importance of Hellens as a precursor to the "New novels" - "I tried to get someone in the States to publish him - Laughlin, perhaps - but nothing came of it. Hellens would get excellent reviews, was beloved in Belgium . . It is a shame that he is read less than that awful Monsieur Camus and even more awful Monsieur Sartre." Hellens' work prefigured Surrealism - in much of his fiction he conveys a sense of unreality - and (according to the award-winning translator, Edward Gauvin) he helped to evolve the fantastic away from horror and towards a magical realism. En francais / in French. 414 pp.

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    Condition: Couverture souple, tres bon etat.

    Book ID: 84913
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  • THE CRYSTAL WORLD; CRASH; CONCRETE ISLAND. by Ballard, J. G.
    Ballard, J. G.
    THE CRYSTAL WORLD; CRASH; CONCRETE ISLAND.

    Edition: First thus, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Quality Paperback Club, (1991). Omnibus edition containing three complete novels, originally published between 1966 and 1973. Each novel is numbered individually - 210, 224 and 176 pp. Cover design by Monica Elias.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (as new)

    Book ID: 84891
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  • POEMS. by Field, Alice Withrow (1909-1960); Geoffrey Miller, illustrator.
    Field, Alice Withrow (1909-1960); Geoffrey Miller, illustrator.
    POEMS.

    Edition: Limited, numbered first edition.

    Primrose Hill, London: Edward Walters and Geoffrey Miller. 1932. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems by this writer who is best known for her work as a sex researcher, criminologist and social scientist, published the same year as her book "Protection of Women and Children in Soviet Russia." Most of these poems are intensely personal, but there are glimpses of her professional life - One poem is addressed to "Lenin - You haunt me / day and night/ . . . and you are right /for I am traveling with the oppressing classes," and another is dedicated to Flo "They say you are / a wicked woman, Flo,/ because you are a tart. " #75 out of…

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    Primrose Hill, London: Edward Walters and Geoffrey Miller. 1932. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems by this writer who is best known for her work as a sex researcher, criminologist and social scientist, published the same year as her book "Protection of Women and Children in Soviet Russia." Most of these poems are intensely personal, but there are glimpses of her professional life - One poem is addressed to "Lenin - You haunt me / day and night/ . . . and you are right /for I am traveling with the oppressing classes," and another is dedicated to Flo "They say you are / a wicked woman, Flo,/ because you are a tart. " #75 out of a total edition of 250. 35 pp plus an index of first lines and a colophon which notes that this was printed on an Albion hand press by Edward Walters and Geoffrey Miller. The illustrations are from wood blocks drawn and engraved by Geoffrey Miller. An appealing small volume.

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    Condition: Very good in very pale blue illustrated boards over a coarse oatmeal linen cloth spine (minor toning to the covers, contents just about fine)

    Book ID: 84890
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  • THE RAMPART AND THE GLEN. by Kennedy, R. H.
    Kennedy, R. H.
    THE RAMPART AND THE GLEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vantage Press, (1976) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in what was the near future at the time this was written in 21st century Scotland, a story which combines science fiction, gothic, adventure and romance - as well ghosts, who dwell in MacKenane castle and appearing and disappearing at will. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper. 91 pp. ISBN: 0-533022959.

    Condition: Fine in black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84885
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE XV: Best of the Small Presses, 1990 - 1991. by (Anthology, signed) Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Christopher Merrill, signed.
    (Anthology, signed) Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Christopher Merrill, signed.
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE XV: Best of the Small Presses, 1990 - 1991.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The rather uncommon hardcover edition of this annual anthology of essays, short stories and poems, selected from small literary journals across America - a reflection of the diversity and excellence to be found in offbeat publications from across the United States. SIGNED by Christopher Merrill at his poem "Because." Also includes contributions from Russell Banks, Clarence Major, Wally Lamb, Lydia Davis, Kent Nelson, Joy Harjo, Laura Kalpakian and many more. List of special mentions, brief notes on the authors, and index to the first 15 volumes. 581 pp. ISBN: 0-671-73332.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some wear to dj at ends of spine)

    Book ID: 84873
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  • THE FAMILY. by Plante, David.
    Plante, David.
    THE FAMILY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - His sixth novel, and the first in his highly praised Francouer trilogy, which is at the story of a large French Canadian family living in a New England industrial town - that of Providence, Rhode Island. Based on his own family and his childhood and adolescence, these novels revolve around the complex relationships between the seven Francoeur sons, their parents, and their Roman Catholic faith. Nominated for the National Book Award. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-575023910.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84868
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  • SLIDES. by Plante, David.
    Plante, David.
    SLIDES.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macdonald, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition of Plante's second novel, a twisted and compelling story about five friends who, as they live together and travel together, from Boston to Italy, slowly create a dark world of foreboding and shadow around themselves. Dust jacket illustrated by David Hockney. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-356035190.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84867
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  • THE RAW AND THE COOKED: Introduction to a Science of Mythology, Volume I. by Levi-Strauss, Claude.
    Levi-Strauss, Claude.
    THE RAW AND THE COOKED: Introduction to a Science of Mythology, Volume I.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - Complete in itself, this is the first in a series of volumes by this influential anthropologist analysing the links between mythology and culture. Translated from the French by John and Doreen Weightman. Illustrated with charts and tables and a section of drawings of animals and birds. Bibliography, index of myths, index. xiii, 387 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (chips to dj at lower corner of front cover and top of spine, other rubbing and wear)

    Book ID: 84857
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  • VOODOO OR IQ: AN INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN PSYCHOLOGY by (Clark), Cedric X. ; D. Phillip McGee, Wade Nobles and Na'im Akbar.
    (Clark), Cedric X. ; D. Phillip McGee, Wade Nobles and Na'im Akbar.
    VOODOO OR IQ: AN INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN PSYCHOLOGY

    Edition: First thus- a slim pamphlet.

    Chicago: Institute of Positive Education, 1976. First edition - First separate appearance of this ground-breaking article originally published in The Journal of Black Psychology, February, 1975. The authors are the founding members of the Society for the Study of African Sciences. "African Psychology is the recognition and practice of a body of knowledge which is fundamentally different in origin, content, and direction than that recognized and practiced by Euro-American psychologists. The differences between African Psychology and Euro-American Psychology reflect the differences between Black people and white people or, in terms of basic culture, between Africans and Europeans." Among the areas discussed are "Which is the Original Race, The Caucasian or The African?"; melanin and the central nervous system; the nature of Black intelligence and more. 20 pp.

    Condition: Very good minus in stapled wrappers (some rusting from the staples.) Uncommon - no copies available in the trade at this time, only 8 holdings shown in Worldcat.

    Book ID: 84854
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  • A HEART SO WHITE. by Marias, Javier.
    Marias, Javier.
    A HEART SO WHITE.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Harvill Press, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning Spanish writer's powerful seventh novel - as one reviewer commented, it is his "unerring insight into the infinite variety of all things human and its faithful translation onto the page that makes 'A Heart so White', in fact all Marias's work, so great." Translated by Margaret Jull Costa. Maras and Costa were joint winners of the 1997 International Dublin Literary Award for this novel. This UK edition preceded the US edition by several years. 279 pp. ISBN: 1-86046002x.

    Condition: Fine in in a very near fine dust jacket (a bit of creasing to the dj at the top of the spine). Uncommon in the hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 84849
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  • OLIO. by Jess, Tyehimba.
    Jess, Tyehimba.
    OLIO.

    Edition: 3rd printing, a trade paperback.

    Seattle and New York: Wave Books, (2016). SIGNED - Black poet's second book, one which "weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I" from the Jubilee Singers to Blind Tom to Sissieretta Jones, Edmonia Lewis and many others. The citation for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize cited it as "a distinctive work that melds performance art with the deeper art of poetry to explore collective memory and challenge contemporary notions of race and identity." INSCRIBED by Jess on the title page. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. Includes a timeline and bibliography. Large square format. 235 pp. ISBN: 978-1940696201.

    Condition: Fine in white wrappers with black lettering.

    Book ID: 84839
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  • THE KENYON REVIEW: New Series, Volume XIII (13), Number 4, Fall 1991. De Colores issue. by Hacker, Marilyn, editor. Cyrus Cassells, Quincy Troupe and Marilyn Nelson Waniak, signed.
    Hacker, Marilyn, editor. Cyrus Cassells, Quincy Troupe and Marilyn Nelson Waniak, signed.
    THE KENYON REVIEW: New Series, Volume XIII (13), Number 4, Fall 1991. De Colores issue.

    Edition: First printing.

    Gambier, Ohio: Kenyon College, 1991. SIGNED first edition - Special issue featuring writers of color - among the poets are Michael S. Weaver, Wendy Rose, Joy Harjo, Colleen McElroy, Martin Espada and many others; short stories by Reginald McKnight, Paule Marshall, Kyoko Mori and more; essays by Toi Derricotte, Henry Taylor and Barbara DiBernard, and reviews by Marilyn Nelson Waniek and Jewelle Gomez. SIGNED by THREE authors at their contributions: by Cyrus Cassells at his poem, 'Life Indestructible', Quincy Troupe at his poem 'Reflections on Growing Older' and by Marilyn Nelson (Waniak) at her reviews. Uncommon signed. Notes on contributors, index to Volume 21. 236 pp. plus ads. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (small spot on bottom edge) .

    Book ID: 84837
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  • A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW. by Towles, Amor.
    Towles, Amor.
    A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Viking, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's bestselling second novel - named one of the best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR - this is set against a backdrop of upheaval in the early years of the Soviet Union, after the Russian Revolution had toppled the monarchy and all other aristocratic classes in Russia. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. While the Soviet Union suffered decades of famine, violence, censorship and destruction, Rostov, stuck in the…

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    New York: Viking, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's bestselling second novel - named one of the best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR - this is set against a backdrop of upheaval in the early years of the Soviet Union, after the Russian Revolution had toppled the monarchy and all other aristocratic classes in Russia. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. While the Soviet Union suffered decades of famine, violence, censorship and destruction, Rostov, stuck in the hotel, sees as people come and go out of his life, and its through this lens that the changes in Russia are refracted throughout the book. SIGNED on the title page. Under production by Apple as a limited television series, starring Kenneth Branagh. Map frontispiece. 462 pp. ISBN: 978-0670026197.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84835
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  • THE DANISH GIRL: A Novel. by Ebershoff, David.
    Ebershoff, David.
    THE DANISH GIRL: A Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Viking, 2000. SIGNED first edition - Author's unusual first novel, set in 1920s Copenhagen and inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his California-born wife - the "nearly forgotten story of the love between a man who discovers that he is, in fact, a woman and the woman who would sacrifice anything for him." SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Lambda Literary Award, and a NY Times Notable Book. Basis for the Academy Award winning motion picture of the same name starring Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery. 277 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84834
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  • THE HAPPY ROCK: A Book About Henry Miller. by [Miller, Henry] Porter, Bern.
    [Miller, Henry] Porter, Bern.
    THE HAPPY ROCK: A Book About Henry Miller.

    Edition: Limited, first edition.

    Berkeley, CA: Packard Press, 1945. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays, poems and reminiscences about Miller. Includes contributions by Henry Miller, Kenneth Patchen, Lawrence Durrell, poems by William Carlos Williams and Philip Lamantia, and others. Includes a long article by Knud Merrill on Miller and art and one by Michael Frankel on the genesis of "The Tropic of Cancer, and much more. Printed on multi-colored paper. Out of a total edition of 3000 copies, this #429 out of only 750 copies bound for distribution in 1945, and individually hand-numbered. Cover Illustration By Ferdnand Leger. Chronology and bibliography. Small quarto. 157 pp.

    Condition: Very good in original ivory paper covered boards over gray cloth spine with small illustrated panel on front cover. Some toning and light soiling to the boards, offsetting to the endpapers, binding sturdy, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84829
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  • DOWN THERE (LA BAS): A Study in Satanism. by Huysmans, J.K.
    Huysmans, J.K.
    DOWN THERE (LA BAS): A Study in Satanism.

    Edition: First thus.

    Hyde Park, New York: University Books, Inc., (1958) dj. Hardcover first edition - A classic novel of Satanism, originally published in France in 1891 and noted for its detailed and vivid description of the Black Mass, one which Huysmans himself attended. Although the novel centers on Durtal, a writer obsessed with the life of Gilles de Rais, a fifteenth-century child murderer, sadist, necrophile, and practitioner of all the black arts, Huysmans had firsthand knowledge of the satanic practices, witch cults, and the whole of the occult underworld which was thriving in late nineteenth-century Paris and in the city of Lyons. This edition includes a substantive introduction by Robert Baldick. Translated by Keene Wallis. with corrections by Lucy Miller. xxvii, 317 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in red cloth in a good only dust jacket with sunning to the spine, several short edge tears, original price of $5.00 still present on dj flap..

    Book ID: 84828
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  • THE WRITER ON HER WORK: Volume II: New Essays in New Territory. by Sternburg, Janet, editor. Rita Dove and Joy Williams, signed.
    Sternburg, Janet, editor. Rita Dove and Joy Williams, signed.
    THE WRITER ON HER WORK: Volume II: New Essays in New Territory.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Essays by Margaret Atwood, Linda Hogan, Luisa Valenzuela, Bharati Mukherjje, Natalia Ginsburg, Harriet Doerr, Kaye Gibbons, Maxine Kumin, Elena Poniatowska, Jan Morris, Patricia Hampl, Anita Desai, Elizabeth Jolley, Diane Johnson, Gretel Ehrlich, Carolyn Forche, Diana Ackerman and Ursula Le Guin. Edited and with an Introduction by Janet Sternburg. This copy is SIGNED by TWO authors at their contributions: Rita Dove and Joy Williams. 233 pp. ISBN: 0-393-028048.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84825
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  • FARTHER AWAY: Essays. by Franzen, Jonathan.
    Franzen, Jonathan.
    FARTHER AWAY: Essays.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 21 essays and speeches written mostly in the five years preceding publication. Among the topics are his violent encounter with bird poachers in Cyprus, his feelings about the suicide of his friend and fellow author David Foster Wallace, and a description of a trip to China to see first-hand the environmental devastation there - but where he also impressed by the pace of China's economic development and so the trip becomes a journey out of his own prejudices. SIGNED on the title page. 321 pp. ISBN: 978-0374153571.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (crease to lower corner of the last few pages).

    Book ID: 84818
    Keywords: Essays
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  • ESCAPES: Stories. by Williams, Joy.
    Williams, Joy.
    ESCAPES: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second collection of short stories by this highly praised Southern writer - Raymond Carver called her "a wonder" and Harold Brodkey described her as "the most gifted writer of her generation." SIGNED on the title page and dated with a tiny drawing of a palm tree on the beach. ISBN: 0-87113-3326.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84808
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  • THE NINE GUARDIANS. by Castellanos, Rosario (1925-1974)
    Castellanos, Rosario (1925-1974)
    THE NINE GUARDIANS.

    Edition: First thus.

    London: Reader's International, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - Originally published in Spanish in 1957, this is considered the masterpiece of Mexico's most important woman novelist of the 20th century. Set against the Mexican Revolution in Chiapas, the southern Mexican state where Castellanos spent her childhood, and which has a strong Mayan presence. Translated from the Spanish and with a preface by Irene Nicholson. Includes a glossary of unfamiliar Spanish and Indian words. 272 pp, Uncommon in hardcover and especially so in this condition. ISBN: 0-93052389x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84806
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  • UNRULY SON. by Barnard, Robert.
    Barnard, Robert.
    UNRULY SON.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Barnard's fifth mystery novel centering on the death of a mystery writer - "Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs- a writer with a vast public that loved his best-selling mystery novels, and a small circle of family and friends who despised him as an obese, overbearing bully - died with distinction while sipping a special liqueur in his luxurious library on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday. What a surprise to discover that the son who hated him most had been bequeathed the lion's share of his father's fortune ... that Sir Oliver's final manuscript, possibly worth millions, haD vanished ... and that the demise of a famous mystery writer was clearly a case of murder." 192 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 0-002318563.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84803
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  • THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CITY. by Franzen, Jonathan.
    Franzen, Jonathan.
    THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CITY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988. SIGNED first edition - An amazing first novel, set in St. Louis (the "27th city " in size now) where a young woman from Bombay has just been chosen as the police chief - a story of suspense, conspiracy and love. Franzen was selected as one of the 20 best young American novelists by Granta magazine, and his novel, The Corrections, won the National Book Award and catapulted him to the position of being one of the 'hottest' of young American writers. SIGNED on the title page. According to the information on the back cover, the first printing of this first novel was an unusually large 40,000 copies, and even this advance…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988. SIGNED first edition - An amazing first novel, set in St. Louis (the "27th city " in size now) where a young woman from Bombay has just been chosen as the police chief - a story of suspense, conspiracy and love. Franzen was selected as one of the 20 best young American novelists by Granta magazine, and his novel, The Corrections, won the National Book Award and catapulted him to the position of being one of the 'hottest' of young American writers. SIGNED on the title page. According to the information on the back cover, the first printing of this first novel was an unusually large 40,000 copies, and even this advance issue was produced in many copies, although obviously it is much less common than the hardcover issue. 517 pages.

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    Condition: Very good in stiff illustrated wrappers (no creases, apparently unread, but a bookseller put 2 lines on bottom edge. bottom edge slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 84794
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  • THE VANISHING MAN. by Finch, Charles.
    Finch, Charles.
    THE VANISHING MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 12th book to be published in this series of mysteries, a series which has been described as" ranging from the slums of London to the corridors of power," although this title is the second of a trilogy prequel to the main series. Charles Lenox, a Victorian gentleman, is just beginning his career as a detective along with his friend Lady Jane. "London 1853. The secret pursuit of a long lost portrait of Shakespeare and a shocking murder sends Charles Lennox on the hunt for a criminal mastermind." SIGNED on the title page. 288 pp. ISBN: 978-1250311368.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84792
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  • KINGS OF COOL: A Prequel to Savages. by Winslow, Don.
    Winslow, Don.
    KINGS OF COOL: A Prequel to Savages.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A prequel to his highly praised novel "Savages" this tells how Ben, Chon and O become the people they are, spanning the years from 1960s Southern California to recent times. SIGNED on the title page. 320 pp. ISBN: 978-1451665321.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74359
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  • HOW TO BE ALONE: Essays. by Franzen, Jonathan.
    Franzen, Jonathan.
    HOW TO BE ALONE: Essays.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - First collection of essays by the award-winning author of 'The Corrections,' including his controversial Harper's article on the modern novel, an award-winning and moving account of his father's struggle with Alzheimer's disease, and an account of his brief tenure as an "Oprah pick." SIGNED on the title page. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-374-173273.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light crease to upper corner of front endpaper and first few leaves)

    Book ID: 45282
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  • THE ANNOTATED GULLIVER'S TRAVELS. by Swift, Jonathan; Isaac Asimov, editor.
    Swift, Jonathan; Isaac Asimov, editor.
    THE ANNOTATED GULLIVER'S TRAVELS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Clarkson Potter, (1980) dj. Hardcover - An introduction to Swift's classic satire, originally published in 1726 (this book is based on the 1734 edition with Swift's corrections) edited by Asimov, with a biographical introduction and extensive notes on the politics, geography, medicine at the times - and even addressing the science fiction aspects of the book. Includes 200 illustrations from over three centuries of different editions. Bibliography, index. Large format. xxi, 296 pp. ISBN: 0-517539497.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (several chips and creasing to the upper edge of the back cover of the dj)

    Book ID: 84790
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  • COAST OF DREAMS: A History of Contemporary California. by Starr, Kevin.
    Starr, Kevin.
    COAST OF DREAMS: A History of Contemporary California.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Allen Lane, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - A long and compelling book which probes the possible collapse of the California dream in the years 1990 - 2003, years when the state was sometimes stumbling, sometimes humbled, but, more often, flourishing with its usual panache. "From gang violence in Los Angeles to the spectacular rise and equally spectacular fall of Silicon Valley, from the Northridge earthquake to the recall of Governor Gray Davis, Starr ranges over myriad facts, anecdotes, news stories, personal impressions, and analyses to explore a time of unprecedented upheaval in California [and] an exceptional diversity of people, cultures, and values; an economy that mirrors the economic state of the nation; a battlefield where industry and…

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    London: Allen Lane, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - A long and compelling book which probes the possible collapse of the California dream in the years 1990 - 2003, years when the state was sometimes stumbling, sometimes humbled, but, more often, flourishing with its usual panache. "From gang violence in Los Angeles to the spectacular rise and equally spectacular fall of Silicon Valley, from the Northridge earthquake to the recall of Governor Gray Davis, Starr ranges over myriad facts, anecdotes, news stories, personal impressions, and analyses to explore a time of unprecedented upheaval in California [and] an exceptional diversity of people, cultures, and values; an economy that mirrors the economic state of the nation; a battlefield where industry and the necessities of infrastructure collide with the inherent demands of a unique and stunning natural environment." Extensive notes and sources, index. xiii, 765 pp. ISBN: 0-713998466.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84789
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  • SOME WENT WEST. by Johnson, Dorothy M.
    Johnson, Dorothy M.
    SOME WENT WEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dood, Mead, and Company, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which describes some of the many ways in women made their way West - some were captured by Indians - like Cynthia Ann Parker, assimilated to the Comanche tribe after being captured as a child, was later recaptured by U.S. soldiers who killed her Comanche husband and separated her forever from her sons. Others went to work, like missionary Mary Richardson Walker or to marry, some to accompany their husbands like Elizabeth Custer, some were adventurers, like Molly Slade, fiercely loyal to her ruthless husband, and some were rebels. Among the other women whose stories are told in this book are the German sisters, Isabella…

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    New York: Dood, Mead, and Company, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which describes some of the many ways in women made their way West - some were captured by Indians - like Cynthia Ann Parker, assimilated to the Comanche tribe after being captured as a child, was later recaptured by U.S. soldiers who killed her Comanche husband and separated her forever from her sons. Others went to work, like missionary Mary Richardson Walker or to marry, some to accompany their husbands like Elizabeth Custer, some were adventurers, like Molly Slade, fiercely loyal to her ruthless husband, and some were rebels. Among the other women whose stories are told in this book are the German sisters, Isabella Bird, Electa Plummer, Dr. Bethenia Owens-Adair and more. Illustrated with photographs, Bibliography, index. 180 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (a bit of wear to the ends of the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 84783
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  • LITTLE MR. THIMBLEFINGER AND HIS QUEER COUNTRY: What the Children Saw and Heard There. by Harris, Joel Chandler (1848-1908)
    Harris, Joel Chandler (1848-1908)
    LITTLE MR. THIMBLEFINGER AND HIS QUEER COUNTRY: What the Children Saw and Heard There.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (c 1894). Hardcover - A collection of stories by this journalist and folklorist, who was best known for the Uncle Remus stories. Brief introduction in which Harris explains that the stories fall in three categories - some were part of Black folklore, but were not included in the Uncle Remus stories, others were from South Georgia with roots in England, and some were inventions. A lovely production illustrated with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and 31 internal full page plates on glossy stock by Oliver Herford. All edges tinted green. 230 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in beige cloth with gilt and dark brown lettering, an illustration of a wolf and rabbit on the front cover in dark brown and green. Small bookplate on front pastedown.

    Book ID: 84781
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  • OFF THE ROAD: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg. by Cassady, Carolyn.
    Cassady, Carolyn.
    OFF THE ROAD: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Carolyn Cassady's story of her life at the center of the Beat generation." In 1948, at the age of 25, she married Neal Cassady, immortalized as Dean Moriarty in the classic 'On the Road by Jack Kerouac.' A vivid picture of two decades in the history of American culture. Glossy black and white photographs. Index, 436 pp. ISBN: 0-688088910.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84776
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  • LINDA LANE HELPS OUT, #2 in series. by Lawrence, Josephine
    Lawrence, Josephine
    LINDA LANE HELPS OUT, #2 in series.

    Edition: Early edition.

    New York: Barse & Co., (1925) dj. Hardcover - The second book in 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. The publisher described the series: "Then little Miss Gilly came to the rooms of the Society, the only home Linda knew, and took the girl home with her. A new life begins for Linda, and she finds, to her surprise and delight, how to get along with people, how to make friends, and slowly and surely how to be happy. Linda admires independence above all other traits of character. She has…

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    New York: Barse & Co., (1925) dj. Hardcover - The second book in 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. The publisher described the series: "Then little Miss Gilly came to the rooms of the Society, the only home Linda knew, and took the girl home with her. A new life begins for Linda, and she finds, to her surprise and delight, how to get along with people, how to make friends, and slowly and surely how to be happy. Linda admires independence above all other traits of character. She has plenty of that quality herself and she is the kind of girl who not only cheerfully fights her own battles, but those of the weaker who cannot defend themselves. She is "bossy," lovable, impatient, and loyal, a born manager, whose plans invariably work out to satisfactory conclusions, and Linda has a definite plan which gradually unfolds in these books written about her -- the sort of plan only a girl without a home and parents of her own could think of and carry to completion. Illustrated by a glossy frontispiece and three plain internal plates by Charles L Wrenn. Lists to #5 in the ad in the rear. 258 pp. plus 4 pp pubisher's ads.

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    Condition: Very good in red cloth with black lettering and illustration on the front cover and spine in a good dust jacket (two small holes affecting both the dustjacket and the side of the spine, but otherwise the cloth covers are bright and clean, usual toning to pages, overall edgewear and minor chipping to dj)

    Book ID: 84775
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  • THE AMERICAN EPHEMERIS AND NAUTICAL ALMANAC FOR THE YEAR 1891 by (Newcomb, Simon, Professor US Navy, preface)
    (Newcomb, Simon, Professor US Navy, preface)
    THE AMERICAN EPHEMERIS AND NAUTICAL ALMANAC FOR THE YEAR 1891

    Edition: Second edition.

    Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Navigation, 1890. Hardcover - The preface notes that this follows the format adopted in 1882 but adds more data for eclipses of the sun, etc. Divided into three parts: Ephemeris for the Meridian of Greenwich, Ephemeris for the Meridian of Washington and Phenomena. Two double page charts showing the eclipse of June 6, 1891 and the partial eclipse of Nov 30-Dec 1, 1891. Large octavo, viii, 515 pp. plus appendix

    Condition: Good in overall in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Several library stamps from a university observatory, rubbing and wear to the corners of the boards and ends of the spine, but a sturdy copy.

    Book ID: 84771
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  • FIRE IN THE STREETS: America in the 1960s. by Viorst, Milton.
    Viorst, Milton.
    FIRE IN THE STREETS: America in the 1960s.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although written about a period in US history more than 50 years ago, these comments on the dust jacket flap are still relevant: "A people who had taken for granted a collective commitment to public order was suddenly stunned by the fragility of its institutions and the assaults on the values they represented. This is the story of how Americans for the first time took to the streets, sometimes the tens of thousands, to resolve disputes once left to the established governmental process." This book recreates the era. in all its contradictions, through interviews with fourteen men, Including Allen Ginsberg, Jerry Rubin, Black activists likes E.D. Nixon, John…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although written about a period in US history more than 50 years ago, these comments on the dust jacket flap are still relevant: "A people who had taken for granted a collective commitment to public order was suddenly stunned by the fragility of its institutions and the assaults on the values they represented. This is the story of how Americans for the first time took to the streets, sometimes the tens of thousands, to resolve disputes once left to the established governmental process." This book recreates the era. in all its contradictions, through interviews with fourteen men, Including Allen Ginsberg, Jerry Rubin, Black activists likes E.D. Nixon, John Lewis, James Farmer, Stokely Carmichael, and more. The fact that all of those interviewed were men highlights one difference between that era and ours. Surprisingly uncommon in the hardcover first edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Bibliography, index. 591 pp. ISBN: 0-671243233.

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    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some minor edgewear to dj, creasing on dj flap, original price of 14.95 on dj flap)

    Book ID: 84769
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  • JUDO (JUJUTSU): Tourist Library 16. by Kano, Prof. Jigoro (1860-1938)
    Kano, Prof. Jigoro (1860-1938)
    JUDO (JUJUTSU): Tourist Library 16.

    Edition: First edition.

    Tokyo: Maruzen Company Ltd, 1937. First edition - A small booklet which provides an excellent introduction to the practice of Judo and the philosophy behind it, by the Japanese educator who was the founder of Judo, and published shortly before his death in 1938. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and many black and white photographs. Number 16 in the Tourist Library issued by the Board of Tourist Industry and Japanese Government Railways (last title in the list at the front. 70 pp.

    Condition: Very good in ivory wrappers with a small color plate on front cover - some wear to the yapped edges and a gift inscription dated in 1939 inside front cover.

    Book ID: 84755
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  • ALL THE DAYS PAST, ALL THE DAYS TO COME. by Taylor, Mildred.
    Taylor, Mildred.
    ALL THE DAYS PAST, ALL THE DAYS TO COME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2020) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The conclusion to the story of the Logan family, part of which was told in the Newbery Medal winning "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" " The story of this Mississippi family is also "the story of the civil rights movement in America of the 20th century. Cassie Logan is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60s, home to Mississippi to participate in voter registration. She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north, the rise of the civil rights movement,…

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    New York: Viking, (2020) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The conclusion to the story of the Logan family, part of which was told in the Newbery Medal winning "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" " The story of this Mississippi family is also "the story of the civil rights movement in America of the 20th century. Cassie Logan is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60s, home to Mississippi to participate in voter registration. She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north, the rise of the civil rights movement, preceded and precipitated by the racist society of America, and the often violent confrontations that brought about change." SIGNED by Taylor on a blank preliminary page with the words "All best wishes." 484 pp. ISBN: 978-0399257308.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (very light crease on upper corner of front endpaper, a bit of pushing at the ends of the spine, but overall a tight and clean copy, rather uncommon signed.)

    Book ID: 84754
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  • MURDER FANTASTICAL. by Moyes, Patricia (1923-2000)
    Moyes, Patricia (1923-2000)
    MURDER FANTASTICAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: The Crime Club / Collins, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh mystery featuring Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent Henry Tibbett and his wife Emmy - "The Manciples have always been known to their neighbors as the most eccentric family in the charming village of Cregwall. But nothing has ever started the local tongues wagging so much as when the body of Raymond Mason, who recently has taken a mysterious interest in buying the Manciple estate, is found lying in the Manciple driveway with a bullet hole in his forehead. The local authorities quickly call in Chief Inspector Henry Tibbett, who, almost in spite of himself, finds that he is charmed by the Manciples, who apparently will go…

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    London: The Crime Club / Collins, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh mystery featuring Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent Henry Tibbett and his wife Emmy - "The Manciples have always been known to their neighbors as the most eccentric family in the charming village of Cregwall. But nothing has ever started the local tongues wagging so much as when the body of Raymond Mason, who recently has taken a mysterious interest in buying the Manciple estate, is found lying in the Manciple driveway with a bullet hole in his forehead. The local authorities quickly call in Chief Inspector Henry Tibbett, who, almost in spite of himself, finds that he is charmed by the Manciples, who apparently will go to any extreme - even murder - to save their ancestral home." 286 pp. Surprisingly uncommon in the first edition.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some rubbing to the back cover, a bit of sunning to the spine of the dj, affecting the word 'fantastical' but overall a very attractive copy.

    Book ID: 84747
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  • THE LUMINOUS DARKNESS: A Personal Interpretation of the Anatomy of Segregation and the Ground of Hope. by Thurman, Howard (1900 -1981)
    Thurman, Howard (1900 -1981)
    THE LUMINOUS DARKNESS: A Personal Interpretation of the Anatomy of Segregation and the Ground of Hope.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - A very personal book by this minister and civil rights activist - in the introduction he mentions that the first 23 years of his life were in Florida and in Georgia and they have left deep scars on his soul. He goes on to state "that there is no waking moment . . when one may expect respite from the desolation and despair of segregation." 113 pp.

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

    Book ID: 84744
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  • MEDICINAL PLANTS OF WEST AFRICA. by Ayensu, Edward S. ; foreword by Richard Evans Schultes.
    Ayensu, Edward S. ; foreword by Richard Evans Schultes.
    MEDICINAL PLANTS OF WEST AFRICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Algonic, MI: Reference Publications, Inc., (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author , who was born in Ghana in West Africa is a noted scholar and botantist who was director of the Smithsonian's Endangered Species Program at the time this was published. The book is dedicated to his mother, Grace Ayensu, an author and photographer, but also a woman "who first taught all her children the therapeutic valus of herbal medicine" and who worked to bridge the gap between traditional and modern medicine - as this book does also. In his foreword, Richard Evans Schultes, Director of the Botanical Museum at Harvard, notes that every species of plant is a different chemical factory and the folk knowledge of…

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    Algonic, MI: Reference Publications, Inc., (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author , who was born in Ghana in West Africa is a noted scholar and botantist who was director of the Smithsonian's Endangered Species Program at the time this was published. The book is dedicated to his mother, Grace Ayensu, an author and photographer, but also a woman "who first taught all her children the therapeutic valus of herbal medicine" and who worked to bridge the gap between traditional and modern medicine - as this book does also. In his foreword, Richard Evans Schultes, Director of the Botanical Museum at Harvard, notes that every species of plant is a different chemical factory and the folk knowledge of these plants - and the plants themselves are in danger of being lost. Illustrated with photographs and full page botanical drawings throughout. Includes 187 species, 127 illustrated. The first book in the series "Medicinal Plants of the World." Includes notes, glossary, bibliography, medicinal index, common names index and index to species. 330 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-917256077.

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

    Book ID: 84741
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  • UNDER MY SKIN: Volume One of My Autobiography to 1949. by Lessing, Doris (1919-2013)
    Lessing, Doris (1919-2013)
    UNDER MY SKIN: Volume One of My Autobiography to 1949.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in this Nobel laureate's autobiography - covers her childhood in Africa and ends with her arrival in London in 1949, with the manuscript for her first book - 'The Grass Is Singing' - in her luggage. Frontispiece portrait and 16 pages of photographs. SIGNED by Lessing on the half title page. 419 pp. ISBN: 0-060171502.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84740
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  • IN SEARCH OF COLOR EVERYWHERE: A Collection of African-American Poetry. by [Anthology, signed] Miller, E. Ethelbert, editor, Al Young, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Miller, E. Ethelbert, editor, Al Young, signed.
    IN SEARCH OF COLOR EVERYWHERE: A Collection of African-American Poetry.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stewatt, Tabori & Chang, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A lovely book, slightly oversized, illustrated by Terrance Cummings. The poems are arranged thematically, and so in the section on "Freedom" Henry Dumas's "Root Song" is followed by the 19th c poet, Frances E. W. Harper's "The Slave Auction." SIGNED by Al Young at his poem "A Dance for Ma Rainey." Index of title and of authors. 256 pp. ISBN: 1-556703392.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84739
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  • LYSISTRATA by Aristophanes; Pablo Picasso, illustrator; Gilbert Seldes, introduction.
    Aristophanes; Pablo Picasso, illustrator; Gilbert Seldes, introduction.
    LYSISTRATA

    Edition: First thus.

    Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, (1983). Hardcover first edition - Originally commissioned in 1932 for the Limited Editions Club, this is a very attractive leather bound edition. Introduction by Gilbert Seldes. Illustrated by Pablo Picasso with six etched copper plates and forty pencil drawings. A title in The Collector's Library of Famous Editions. Quarto. Bound in red leather with raised bands on the spine, and gilt vignette on front cover and gilt titles on the spine and front. All edges gilt. Orange silk moire endsheets, yellow ribbon bookmark bound in. Notes from the Archives laid in. 117 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine (bookplate on half title page)

    Book ID: 84738
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  • VESTA'S WHO'S WHO OF NORTH AMERICAN POETS. by Gill, Stephen, editor.
    Gill, Stephen, editor.
    VESTA'S WHO'S WHO OF NORTH AMERICAN POETS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Ontario: Vesta Publications, 1990. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Brief biographical listings of over 2000 poets, listed alphabetically and focusing on the publications and awards of each poet. In order to be considered for this volume, the poet must have had at least two collections of poetry published. Compiled and edited by this Indo/Canadian author and poet. INSCRIBED to Rosemary Wilkinson, one of the poets included, by Stephen Gill with the comment "a poet I vastly admire" and dated in the year of publication. Large format. 489 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine.

    Book ID: 84737
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • RONDO IN C. by Fleischman, Paul; Janet Wentworth, illustrator.
    Fleischman, Paul; Janet Wentworth, illustrator.
    RONDO IN C.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover - "As a young piano student plays Beethoven's Rondo in C at her recital, each member of the audience is stirred by memories" - different memories - south flying geese, evenings in Mama's old house, galloping bareback at dusk. INSCRIBED by the author, Paul Fleischman on the half title page and dated in 1990. Illustrated with full color double page spreads by Janet Wentworth. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-060218568.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 84735
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  • THEY ALL SAW A CAT. by Wenzel, Brandon.
    Wenzel, Brandon.
    THEY ALL SAW A CAT.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A beautifully illustrated book which shows how perspective shapes what we see - "The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws" but he was perceived very differently by the other animals he encountered. A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book. SIGNED on the title page with a small sketch of a cat. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1452150130.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84733
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  • NONSTOP METROPOLIS: A New York City Atlas by Solnit, Rebecca and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro.
    Solnit, Rebecca and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro.
    NONSTOP METROPOLIS: A New York City Atlas

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

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (2016). SIGNED first edition - The third and final book in Solnit's highly praised atlas tr+ilogy - The San Fransisco Chronicle described it as "eccentric and inspiring, a nimble work of social history told through colorful maps and corresponding essays" while another review commented that ""The sum of it all is, like New York itself, overwhelming, alluring and dazzlingly diverse." (Jewish Daily Forward) and the NY Times noted that "The maps themselves are things of beauty... a document of its time, of our time." Included are twenty-six colorful and imaginative maps and informative essays, which explore all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. Among the contributors are (more)

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (2016). SIGNED first edition - The third and final book in Solnit's highly praised atlas tr+ilogy - The San Fransisco Chronicle described it as "eccentric and inspiring, a nimble work of social history told through colorful maps and corresponding essays" while another review commented that ""The sum of it all is, like New York itself, overwhelming, alluring and dazzlingly diverse." (Jewish Daily Forward) and the NY Times noted that "The maps themselves are things of beauty... a document of its time, of our time." Included are twenty-six colorful and imaginative maps and informative essays, which explore all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. Among the contributors are
    Will Butler, Garnette Cadogan, Teju Cole, Joel Dinerstein, Paul La Farge, Francisco Goldman, Margo Jefferson, Barry Lopez, Luc Sante, Heather Smith, Jonathan Tarleton, Astra Taylor, Alexandra T. Vazquez, Christina Zanfagna and many more. Illustrated with both black and white and color photographs in addition to the maps. SIGNED by Solnit on the half title page, and uncommon thus. Winner of the 2017 Brendan Gill Prize from the Municipal Arts Society of New York. Notes on contributors. Tall format. 224 pp. ISBN: 978-0520285958.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self flaps.

    Book ID: 84727
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  • THE GARIFUNA: Cultures of the Caribbean and Central America. by Fitzgerald, Cid; illustrated by Debbie Cooper.
    Fitzgerald, Cid; illustrated by Debbie Cooper.
    THE GARIFUNA: Cultures of the Caribbean and Central America.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Whitefish, MT: A Kidz World, (2005). SIGNED first edition - An introduction to the history and culture of the Garifuna people (who came to Belize from the Honduras in 1858) and also of the influence that their culture has had on the modern world - from the name for barbecue to the punta rock. Each page is colorfully illustrated, with a decorative border. SIGNED on the half title page by the artist/illustrator Debbie Cooper. Large format. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-976040603.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84723
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  • THE BLACK NOTEBOOKS: An Interior Journey. by Derricotte, Toi.
    Derricotte, Toi.
    THE BLACK NOTEBOOKS: An Interior Journey.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Realizing that her light skin and 'good hair' conspired to give her a unique, unasked-for perspective on the racial divide in the United States, African American poet Toi Derricotte inscribed her anguish in two decades' worth of journal entries. The Black Notebooks records countless moments when Derricotte was showered with offhand entitlements and racist confidences by whites who assumed she, too, was white" SIGNED on the title page. Nominated for the 1998 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir. 205 pp. . ISBN: 0-393045447.

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

    Book ID: 84721
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  • THE AMERICAN EPHEMERIS AND NAUTICAL ALMANAC FOR THE YEAR 1890 by (Newcomb, Simon, Professor US Navy, preface)
    (Newcomb, Simon, Professor US Navy, preface)
    THE AMERICAN EPHEMERIS AND NAUTICAL ALMANAC FOR THE YEAR 1890

    Edition: First edition (stated on title page)

    Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Navigation, 1887. Hardcover first edition - The preface notes that this follows the format adopted in 1882 but adds more data for eclipses of the sun, etc. Divided into three parts: Ephemeris for the Meridian of Greenwich, Ephemeris for the Meridian of Washington and Phenomena. Two double page charts showing the eclipses of June 16-17, 1890 and Dec 11, 1890. Large octavo, vii, 517 pp. plus appendix

    Condition: Good in overall in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Several library stamps from a university observatory, rubbing and wear to the corners of the boards and ends of the spine, but a sturdy copy.

    Book ID: 84701
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  • THE CAMBRIDGE QUINTET: A Work of Scientific Speculation by Casti, John.
    Casti, John.
    THE CAMBRIDGE QUINTET: A Work of Scientific Speculation

    Edition: First printing.

    Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which creates an imaginary evening of intellectual inquiry. It is 1949 C.P. Snow (author, civil servant, and physicist) is hosting a dinner party in his rooms at Cambridge University to discuss the possibility that a machine could be made to think. The guests include philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, mathematician and computer codebreaker Alan Turing, physicist Erwin Schrdinger, and geneticist J.B.S. Haldane. While it does not come to any conclusions, this does provide a comprehensible and entertaining introduction to an important question, as well as to the ideas and personalities of some of the 20th century's most influential thinkers. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to the noted collector, Larry…

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    Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which creates an imaginary evening of intellectual inquiry. It is 1949 C.P. Snow (author, civil servant, and physicist) is hosting a dinner party in his rooms at Cambridge University to discuss the possibility that a machine could be made to think. The guests include philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, mathematician and computer codebreaker Alan Turing, physicist Erwin Schrdinger, and geneticist J.B.S. Haldane. While it does not come to any conclusions, this does provide a comprehensible and entertaining introduction to an important question, as well as to the ideas and personalities of some of the 20th century's most influential thinkers. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to the noted collector, Larry Owens, and dated in the year of publication. Author's note, introduction to the guests with small photos of each one. xxiii, 181 pp. ISBN: 0-201328283.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84693
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  • THE AMERICAN EPHEMERIS AND NAUTICAL ALMANAC FOR THE YEAR 1896 by (Newcomb, Simon, Professor US Navy, preface)
    (Newcomb, Simon, Professor US Navy, preface)
    THE AMERICAN EPHEMERIS AND NAUTICAL ALMANAC FOR THE YEAR 1896

    Edition: First edition (stated on title page)

    Washington, D.C.: Washington Bureau of Equipment, 1893. Hardcover first edition - The preface notes that this follows the format adopted in 1882 but adds more data for eclipses of the sun, etc. Divided into three parts: Ephemeris for the Meridian of Greenwich, Ephemeris for the Meridian of Washington and Phenomena. Two double page charts showing the eclipses of Feb 13, 1896 and August 8, 1896. Large octavo, vii, 534 pp.

    Condition: Good in overall in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Several library stamps from a university observatory, rubbing and wear to the corners of the boards and ends of the spine, but a sturdy copy.

    Book ID: 84692
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  • QUARRY: Closing in on the Missing Link. by Boaz, Noel T.
    Boaz, Noel T.
    QUARRY: Closing in on the Missing Link.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Free Press, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthropologist's account of how "knowledge about early humans has leaped dramatically during the last generation. [In] 1950, biological anthropology was born at a conference at Cold Spring Harbor. This new science replaced the old method of studying fossil human specimens.. . with new disciplines that situated early humans in their social and ecological context. . . [He recounts ] his own adventures on long, weary, dusty digs in Zaire and Libya are recounted with verve as he addresses key questions - Why did bipedalism develop? What role did climate play in our origins?" SIGNED on the title page. Photographs, index. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-029045010.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84686
    Keywords: Anthropology
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  • THE MORTAL WOUND. by La Capria, Raffaele.
    La Capria, Raffaele.
    THE MORTAL WOUND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Company, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second novel to be published in the US. Winner of Italy's most prestigious literary award, the Strega Prize, in 1961 and considered a classic of modern Italian literature. Translated from the Italian by Marguerite Waldman. When it first appeared the NY Times review called it a "difficult, at times hilarious. but always rewarding novel. . What the author wants to do is to encompass within the narrow bounds of his 191 pages the elusive and multifaceted spirit of Naples. . . [and of] the lyrical, subaqueous world in which his young protagonists spend so much of their time." 191 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some foxing to the endpapers, edges of textblock and interior and back cover of dj, but otherwise a tight, straight and clean copy of an important modern novel, now rather scarce in the first edition)

    Book ID: 84681
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  • WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE. by Jackson, Shirley.
    Jackson, Shirley.
    WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1962.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Jackson's final novel - "A strange, terrible, and beautiful tale. From the first page, a mystery hangs over the three people living in the big old house on the hill. Shunned by the villagers, they live their private life behind closed doors. As their story quietly and deftly unfolds, the reader is led into a situation both startling and macabre." 214 pp. Red topstain. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Very good in cranberry boards with cream cloth spine with cranberry lettering in a good dust jacket (gift inscription dated 1962, price-clipped, chipping at ends of spine, other edgewear and toning to dj ) Reviews of 'Haunting of Hill House' on back cover of dj.

    Book ID: 84648
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  • THE NOBLE AND HIS DAUGHTER. by O'Rourke, Kate Beirne.
    O'Rourke, Kate Beirne.
    THE NOBLE AND HIS DAUGHTER.

    Edition: First edition.

    Los Angeles: By the author, 1911. Hardcover first edition - A love story - that of the Marquis for his young wife who died in childbirth in New Zealand, between father and daughter- and the daughter's doomed love for a young American naval officer - told in both brief prose segments and lyrics interspersed in the first section. The second section consists entirely of lyric poems. Frontispiece portrait of the author with a tissue guard. 160 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in dark green cloth with gold decorations and lettering - lettering on spine rubbed and illegible, some foxing mostly to the endpapers and the last few leaves, but overall a tight and sturdy copy of a rather uncommon book.

    Book ID: 84645
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  • TRUST EXERCISE. by Choi, Susan.
    Choi, Susan.
    TRUST EXERCISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her fifth novel, winner of the National Book Award, among other honors. The Washington Post commented "Choi's voice blends an adolescent's awe with an adult's irony. It's a letter-perfect satire of the special strain of egotism and obsession that can fester in academic settings. . . . [she is] a master of emotional pacing: the sudden revelation, the unexpected attack. . . . How cunningly this novel considers the way teenage sexuality is experienced, manipulated, and remembered. . . . The result is a dramatic exploration of the distorting forces of memory, envy, and art.". ISBN: 978-1250309884.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine first issue dust jacket (without the award seal)

    Book ID: 84624
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  • A ZEN FOREST: Sayings of the Masters Compiled and Translated with an Introduction By Soiku Shigematsu. by Shigematsu, Soiku, translator; Foreword By Gary Snyder.
    Shigematsu, Soiku, translator; Foreword By Gary Snyder.
    A ZEN FOREST: Sayings of the Masters Compiled and Translated with an Introduction By Soiku Shigematsu.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Tokyo: Weatherhill, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - The distillation of Zen Buddhism is contained in its sayings - this book presents for the first time over 1200 of these short sayings in a poetic English translation by Soiku Shigematsu, calligraphy by his father, Kiju Shigematsu, abbot of the Shogun-ji Zen temple in Shizuoka. Illustrated. Includes an introduction by the translator, a foreword by Gary Snyder, an appendix with the original Chinese characters and their Japanese romanizations, map, glossary and a bibliographical note. xiv, 178 pp. ISBN: 0-834801590.

    Condition: Fine in black cloth with silver lettering in a very near fine dust jacket (bit of sunning to letters on spine of dj)

    Book ID: 84623
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  • HOSTILE WITNESS. by Lashner, William.
    Lashner, William.
    HOSTILE WITNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Regan / Harper Collins, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first thriller, featuring Victor Carl, Philadephia lawyer struggling to keep the firm afloat, deep in debt and surviving on collecting debts - when he is offered a chance to work with the top lawyer in the city on a murder case involving a legendary city councilman. All he has to do is follow the lead of the other attorney - until he realizes that this dream offer is a Faustian nightmare. INSCRIBED on the title page to the noted collector Larry Owens. 501 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0391472.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84614
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  • THERMAL IMAGE. by O'Keefe, Pat.
    O'Keefe, Pat.
    THERMAL IMAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by a writer who is himself an Operational Station Officer in the London Fire Brigade. "Steve Jay is a fireman on the edge. Crippling debts and the recent return of his unfaithful partner, Jenny, are getting between him and the job he loves. A horrific fire in an East London fashion store tests him and his watch to the limit. And when an old friend offers him serious money to investigate a series of suspicious fires, it sounds like the answer to his prayers. His decision to accept the case plunges him into a nightmare of arson and murder." SIGNED on the title page. 358 pp. ISBN: 0-340820152.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (would be fine except for the inevitable toning to the pages) .

    Book ID: 84610
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  • HUNTING SEASON. by Deutermann, P. T.
    Deutermann, P. T.
    HUNTING SEASON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's seventh novel, a thriller featuring former FBI agent Edwin Kreiss who had been trained as a "sweeper," a job title that refers to the cleanup of rogue agents, but his discovery of a Chinese espionage ring made him a lot of enemies and resulted in his early retirement. Now his daughter is missing, and nothing is going to keep him from finding her. He follows his daughter's trail to a deactivated federal arsenal in southwestern Virginia, where a fanatic whose son was immolated at Waco is cooking up a plan to blow the ATF to bits. SIGNED on the half title page. 402 pp. ISBN: 0-31226979X.

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

    Book ID: 84608
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  • OTHER SEASONS: The Best of Neal Barrett, Jr. by Barrett, Neal Jr.
    Barrett, Neal Jr.
    OTHER SEASONS: The Best of Neal Barrett, Jr.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of "dark, funny, and hopefully impossible views of the future." Contains 28 stories including "Sallie C." in which he puts The Wright Brothers, young Erwin Rommel and Sheriff Pat Garrett in a shabby hotel out west; "Highbrow" finds generations of devoted workers building a half-mile high statue of Richard Nixon; "Tony Red Dog" describes the trials and tribulations of the only Apache in the New York mob as well as "Under Old New York," "Radio Station St. Jack," "Ginny Sweethips" and more. One of 750 copies individually numbered and Signed by the Author on special preliminary page. 559 pp. ISBN: 978-1596064065.

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

    Book ID: 84607
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  • DELIRIUM OF THE BRAVE. by Harris, William Charles, Jr.
    Harris, William Charles, Jr.
    DELIRIUM OF THE BRAVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel. Set in Savannah, Georgia, this is a story of history, intrigue, war, and love, which follows four generations of families contemplating the pain of the past and the promise of the future. After many years, four friends will meet on the island where legend has it that a Confederate soldier and his manservant buried the Driscoll family's treasure, before they died on that island. SIGNED on the title page. This is one of the copies which, due to a printer's error, have a blank page for page 366. However, a page with the missing text is laid in, and both the blank page and…

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    New York: St Martin's, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel. Set in Savannah, Georgia, this is a story of history, intrigue, war, and love, which follows four generations of families contemplating the pain of the past and the promise of the future. After many years, four friends will meet on the island where legend has it that a Confederate soldier and his manservant buried the Driscoll family's treasure, before they died on that island. SIGNED on the title page. This is one of the copies which, due to a printer's error, have a blank page for page 366. However, a page with the missing text is laid in, and both the blank page and the laid in page have also been SIGNED by Harris (with "Say What!" on the blank page). 372 pp. ISBN: 0-312254954.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84606
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  • THE GRAND PEREGRINATION, Being the Life and Adventures of Fernao Mendes Pinto. by [Pinto, Fernao Mendes, 1509 -1583] Collis, Maurice (1889-1973)
    [Pinto, Fernao Mendes, 1509 -1583] Collis, Maurice (1889-1973)
    THE GRAND PEREGRINATION, Being the Life and Adventures of Fernao Mendes Pinto.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (1949) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first biography of this 16th century Portuguese adventurer and explorer who left Portugal in 1537 as a common soldier but whose travels were intended to help him establish himself as a merchant. Pinto traveled to the coast of India, Japan, China, and Malaya and more - was thrown into prison by the Chinese, introduced firearms to Japan, and succeeded in becoming wealthy but after meeting Saint Francis Xavier, he joined the newly formed Jesuit Society and headed a mission to Japan, only to recognize its futility. His autobiography - Peregrinacao or Pilgrimage - was published posthumously in 1614. While some of the claims in this work might have…

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    London: Faber & Faber, (1949) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first biography of this 16th century Portuguese adventurer and explorer who left Portugal in 1537 as a common soldier but whose travels were intended to help him establish himself as a merchant. Pinto traveled to the coast of India, Japan, China, and Malaya and more - was thrown into prison by the Chinese, introduced firearms to Japan, and succeeded in becoming wealthy but after meeting Saint Francis Xavier, he joined the newly formed Jesuit Society and headed a mission to Japan, only to recognize its futility. His autobiography - Peregrinacao or Pilgrimage - was published posthumously in 1614. While some of the claims in this work might have been inaccurate, Collis considers them compatible with historical events and Pinto's work as the most complete European account of 16th century Asian history. Includes 13 illustrations, bibliography, index. 313 pp

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to pages and endpapers, some chipping to the dj at the top of the spine)

    Book ID: 84600
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  • MONKOLOGY: The Ivan Monk Stories. by Phillips, Gary.
    Phillips, Gary.
    MONKOLOGY: The Ivan Monk Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: Dennis McMillan Publications, 2004. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collects thirteen stories, including three appearing in this volume for the first time, from the world of Los Angeles private detective Ivan Monk. One of a small number of copies SIGNED by all those involved in the production at the Los Angeles book launch party: 12 signatures in all from Gary Phillips, publisher Dennis McMillan, artist and dj designer Michael Kellner, author Robert Ward who provided the introduction on the jazz cd, photographers Chistopher Voelker and Slobodan Dimitrov, producer Jeffery Weber plus five more. Illustrated with 18 pages of black and white photographs. This special edition also includes a 73 minute jazz music CD in a pocket on the rear pastedown. xi, 319 pp. ISBN: 0-93976749X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84599
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  • TRUE STORY OF JACOB WALZER: A Fascinating and Romantic Tale of an Old German Prospector Known to Fame as the Old Dutchman and Whose Famous Gold Mine is Still a Mystery of the Superstition Mountains. by Higham, Charles Frederick.
    Higham, Charles Frederick.
    TRUE STORY OF JACOB WALZER: A Fascinating and Romantic Tale of an Old German Prospector Known to Fame as the Old Dutchman and Whose Famous Gold Mine is Still a Mystery of the Superstition Mountains.

    Edition: First edition.

    El Paso, TX; McMath Company, n.d, (ca 1946). SIGNED first edition - An account of the lost Dutchman's gold mine hidden in the Superstition Mountains, a mine never found and still sought after. "Drama, adventure, mystery and murder - Gold is where you find it - go look for it." Illustrated by the author with maps and black and white images of five of his paintings of the Superstition Mountains. Includes several pages of a chronology which ranges from the first mention of the Apache Indians by a Spanish explorer in 1598 to several attempts to find the mine in 1945, including one trek by 2000 visitors. SIGNED on the table of contents page. Oblong format. 55 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in gold illustrated wrappers lettered in red and black, with a beige cloth backstrip (small peeled spot on front cover)

    Book ID: 84595
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  • THE SERPENT PAPERS. by Cornwell, Jessica.
    Cornwell, Jessica.
    THE SERPENT PAPERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Quercus, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel - The Guardian called it an "erudite alchemical thriller . . . Here we have an enigmatic heroine, a wonderful European city, plenty of cultural detail, a string of gruesome murders and a conspiracy that spans centuries . . . everything is relevant - and everything is enticing - she's an original, entertaining writer. I finished this episode wanting more." In Barcelona in the winter of 2014, "Anna Verco - academic, book thief, savant - unearths letters hidden for centuries from a lightning-struck chapel in Mallorca. What they reveal compels her and Inspector Fabregat to reignite the Hernandez investigation. As Fabregat baits her…

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    London: Quercus, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel - The Guardian called it an "erudite alchemical thriller . . . Here we have an enigmatic heroine, a wonderful European city, plenty of cultural detail, a string of gruesome murders and a conspiracy that spans centuries . . . everything is relevant - and everything is enticing - she's an original, entertaining writer. I finished this episode wanting more." In Barcelona in the winter of 2014, "Anna Verco - academic, book thief, savant - unearths letters hidden for centuries from a lightning-struck chapel in Mallorca. What they reveal compels her and Inspector Fabregat to reignite the Hernandez investigation. As Fabregat baits her with suspects, and threats darken her steps, Anna hunts her own prey - the book that began it all, a medieval revelation written in the language of witches and alchemists: The Serpent Papers. Anna believes this book will unlock the mystery. She does not yet know she is the key." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 479 pp. ISBN: 978-1848666726.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84586
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  • ANGELS: GREAT AND SMALL. by Wulfing, Sulamith (1901-1989)
    Wulfing, Sulamith (1901-1989)
    ANGELS: GREAT AND SMALL.

    Edition: First edition.

    Amsterdam: V.O.C., (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - A small, slim book with 38 paintings of angels by German artist Sulamith Wulfing - most in full color. Wulfing's parents were theosophists and for the first years of her life they lived in complete seclusion. From an early age, she had visions of angels, fairies and elvin spirits and these inspired her art. Each illustration is accompanied only by a brief title because she wanted to leave any "explanation of the drawings completely to the viewer." Unpaginated. ISBN: 9-065600914.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84584
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  • PRINCETON ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POETRY AND POETICS: Enlarged Edition. by Alex Preminger, editor, with Frank J. Warnke and O.B. Hardison, Jr.
    Alex Preminger, editor, with Frank J. Warnke and O.B. Hardison, Jr.
    PRINCETON ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POETRY AND POETICS: Enlarged Edition.

    Edition: First thus.

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1974) dj. Hardcover - Includes scholarly articles on every aspect of poetry by 215 contributors including William Carlos Williams, Samuel Hazo, Louis Untermeyer, O. B. Hardison and others. This expanded edition adds dozens of new entries, including several reflecting either current trends like rock lyrics or computer poetry and others giving more attention to ethnic minorities such as Puerto Rican poetry and geographic areas like African poetry. List of contributors. xxiv, 992 pp. ISBN: 0-691062803.

    Condition: Near fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84573
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • THE TIGER IN THE TIGER PIT. by Hospital, Janet Turner.
    Hospital, Janet Turner.
    THE TIGER IN THE TIGER PIT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1984.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this award-winning Australian born author who moved to Canada, (her first novel won Canada's Seal Book Award for best first novel) - a story of a family confrontation that could bring disaster or redemption. The estranged children of a tyrannical father, who does not have much longer to live, return for the 50th anniversary at the request of their mother. INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in 1992. 242 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84566
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • THE IVORY SWING. by Hospital, Janet Turner.
    Hospital, Janet Turner.
    THE IVORY SWING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1983.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by this Australian born author who moved to Canada, winner of the Seal Book Award. This is a the story of a woman who accompanies her husband on a research sabbatical to South India, and who finds herself questioning her values and even her marriage as events unfold. Warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in 1992. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-525241701.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 84565
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  • DISLOCATIONS. by Hospital, Janet Turner.
    Hospital, Janet Turner.
    DISLOCATIONS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised first collection of short stories by this Australian-born novelist who now lives in Canada. A previous recipient of Canada's Seal Award, Hospital is not as well-known as her writing would merit; this collection also received the Fiction Award of the Fellowship of Australian Authors. INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in 1992. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-8071-15088.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84564
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  • EVENINGS NEAR THE VILLAGE OF DIKANKA: Stories Edited by Beekeeper Rudi Panko. by Gogol, Nikolai.
    Gogol, Nikolai.
    EVENINGS NEAR THE VILLAGE OF DIKANKA: Stories Edited by Beekeeper Rudi Panko.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Frederick Ungar, (1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - An uncommon edition of this collection of eight tales of Ukrainian life, originally published in 1831, and Gogol's first success as a writer. The stories are divided into two sections of four stories, each with a preface by "Rudi Panko." Illustrated with drawings by A. Kanevsky. Translated by Ovid Gorchakov. 277 pp.

    Condition: Fine in sage green cloth boards with white lettering on the spine in a very good dust jacket (peeled spots from sticker removal and short closed tear to upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 84563
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  • PRISON LIFE AND REFLECTIONS or a Narrative of the Arrest, Trial, Conviction, Imprisonment, Treatment, Observations, Reflections, and Deliverance of Work, Burr, and Thompson Who Suffered an Unjust and Cruel Imprisonment in Missouri Penitentiary: Three Parts in One Volume. by Thompson, George (one of the prisoners).
    Thompson, George (one of the prisoners).
    PRISON LIFE AND REFLECTIONS or a Narrative of the Arrest, Trial, Conviction, Imprisonment, Treatment, Observations, Reflections, and Deliverance of Work, Burr, and Thompson Who Suffered an Unjust and Cruel Imprisonment in Missouri Penitentiary: Three Parts in One Volume.

    Edition: Second edition.

    New York: S. W. Benedict, 1848. Hardcover - An unusual very early copy of this contemporary picture of the abolitionist movement in the years before the Civil War. Alanson Work (1790-1879) had a wife and four children, who were all living at the Mission Institute (just across the river from the slave state of Missouri) and Thompson and James E. Burr (1814-1859) were young men studying for the ministry. In July of 1841, these three men crossed the Mississippi River into Marion County, Missouri from Quincy, Illinois, with the intent of helping slaves escape to Canada. They were sentenced to twelve years at the Missouri State Penitentiary for "slave abduction" but were later pardoned in 1845 to 1846 (Work…

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    New York: S. W. Benedict, 1848. Hardcover - An unusual very early copy of this contemporary picture of the abolitionist movement in the years before the Civil War. Alanson Work (1790-1879) had a wife and four children, who were all living at the Mission Institute (just across the river from the slave state of Missouri) and Thompson and James E. Burr (1814-1859) were young men studying for the ministry. In July of 1841, these three men crossed the Mississippi River into Marion County, Missouri from Quincy, Illinois, with the intent of helping slaves escape to Canada. They were sentenced to twelve years at the Missouri State Penitentiary for "slave abduction" but were later pardoned in 1845 to 1846 (Work first, then Burr and Thompson last). Although the petition supporting the request for a pardon for these three prisioners commented that they had been sentenced for "no crime unless it be a crime to obey the explicit commands of Jesus Christ. . . Slavery is in itself an open and palpable violation of every principle of natural justice and divine equity and that therefore no laws enacted by man to uphold it can be of any binding moral obligation whatever... " Thompson's own request for a pardon was more circumspect ""Although we cannot feel that Slavery is right, yet we do feel that much of our effort to do it away has been a 'zeal not according to knowledge'; and can now exercise a charity for slaveholders, which we did not before possess." The preface notes that the first edition met with "so speedy a sale that another edition is being sent forth into the world." xii, 14-370 pp.

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    Condition: Very good overall in publisher's original blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering on the spine - significant sunning to the spine and some to the edges of the boards, foxing throughout mostly affecting the margins, previous owner's name dated 1848. A tight and straight copy, uncommon both in this 1848 edition (it was reprinted numerous times by Work in the 1850s) and in this condition.

    Book ID: 84555
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  • THE CITY WE BECAME: The Great Cities Trilogy, Book One. by Jemisin, N. K.
    Jemisin, N. K.
    THE CITY WE BECAME: The Great Cities Trilogy, Book One.

    Edition: Early printing (in June 2020, just 3 months as first)

    New York: Orbit / Hachette, (2020) dj. SIGNED on a bookplate, hardcover - The first book of a new series by this Hugo award-winning author - "Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city from an ancient evil. Every great city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got six. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs in the halls of power, threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all." SIGNED by Jemisin on a special bookplate affixed to the half title page. 434 pp. ISBN: 978-0316509848.

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

    Book ID: 84554
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  • I. ASIMOV: A Memoir. by Asimov, Isaac. (1920-1992)
    Asimov, Isaac. (1920-1992)
    I. ASIMOV: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Published posthumously, this third of Asimov's autobiographical works looks at events over his entire life and how they influenced his writings and thoughts. A more reflective book than his earlier chronological ones. Includes an epilogue by his wife, Janet Asimov and a catalogue of Asimov's books. 562 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84552
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  • TREASURE OF SOUTH LAKE FARM or A New England Boy's Struggle for Fortune by Foster, W. Bert (1869-1929)
    Foster, W. Bert (1869-1929)
    TREASURE OF SOUTH LAKE FARM or A New England Boy's Struggle for Fortune

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Thompson & Thomas, (1902). Hardcover first edition - Uncommon novel published under his own name by this prolific writer - whose works ranged from dime novels to westerns to juvenile series. (including many written under Stratemeyer syndicate house names) When Sandy's father dies when he is only 17, he is determined to keep the farm - 400 beautiful but steep and rocky acres surrounding a small lake - and make it profitable enough to handle the mortgage. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and two internal plates. 244 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth with white lettering on front cover, black on spine and small illustrations on front and spine (hinges cracking, but binding is still sturdy)

    Book ID: 84551
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  • A LEG TO STAND ON. by Sacks, Oliver.
    Sacks, Oliver.
    A LEG TO STAND ON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early work by this pioneering neurologist - in this, it is Sacks himself who is the patient: while fleeing from a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway, a fall off a cliff left him with a severely damaged leg. Although the operation was straightforward, he found that his leg no longer felt like part of his body. His description of this crisis - his frustration and despair and the role of music in his eventual recovery - is not only an illuminating examination of the experience of patienthood by a doctor but also of the physical basis of identity. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-671467808.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark, a few spots of foxing in lower margins, a bit of creasing to the top edge of the back cover of the dj, spine slightly sunned - but despite these flaws, a tight and straight copy)

    Book ID: 84546
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  • A LETTER AT EASTER: To George Stanley. by Dahlen, Beverly.
    Dahlen, Beverly.
    A LETTER AT EASTER: To George Stanley.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Emeryville, CA: Effie's Press, (1976). First edition - A long poem. one of only 500 copies designed and printed by Bonnie L. Carpenter at Effie's Press, hand bound and printed on curtis rag paper. Unpaginated, square format.

    Condition: Very near fine in sewn wrappers and in a dusty blue integral printed dust jacket (ownership of poet Elizabeth Harrod, dated in 1976).

    Book ID: 84539
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • GUIDE TO THE TRANSCRIPTS OF THE BLACK WOMEN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT by Hill, Ruth Edmonds and Patricia Miller King, editors.
    Hill, Ruth Edmonds and Patricia Miller King, editors.
    GUIDE TO THE TRANSCRIPTS OF THE BLACK WOMEN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

    Edition: First edition.

    Westport CT / London: Meckler Publishing, 1981. Hardcover first edition - Part of a series collecting interviews in a black women oral history project, sponsored by Radcliffe College's Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Between 1976 to 1981. 72 Black women from all over the United States were interviewed - they had had careers in education, law, the arts, business, medicine and more - and represented a cross section of women of African descent who had made significant contributions to American society in the early and mid-20th century. The women range from Jessie Harriet (Scott) Abbott, who was involved in the Tuskegee community since 1923 to Harlem Renaissance writer Dorothy West and Arline…

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    Westport CT / London: Meckler Publishing, 1981. Hardcover first edition - Part of a series collecting interviews in a black women oral history project, sponsored by Radcliffe College's Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Between 1976 to 1981. 72 Black women from all over the United States were interviewed - they had had careers in education, law, the arts, business, medicine and more - and represented a cross section of women of African descent who had made significant contributions to American society in the early and mid-20th century. The women range from Jessie Harriet (Scott) Abbott, who was involved in the Tuskegee community since 1923 to Harlem Renaissance writer Dorothy West and Arline (Stewart) Yarbrough, a civil service worker, business owner and activist in the Seattle area. List of participants. Index. xv, 152 pp. ISBN: 0-887366813.

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    Condition: Fine in red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 84515
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  • A FLOWER WITH LOVE. by Munari, Bruno (1907-1998)
    Munari, Bruno (1907-1998)
    A FLOWER WITH LOVE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - A hard to find first edition of this delightful book on the art of ikebana (which Munari translates as "a flower with love"). It is written for children, but appealing to all ages, giving instructions and ideas for creating your own arrangements from simple natural objects selected with care and put together with love. Illustrated with full-page full color photographs and small sketches showing the items used in each arrangement. Translated by Patricia Tracy Lowe. Small square quarto, unpaginated.

    Condition: Very near fine in orange boards over a black spine in a near fine dustjacket (original price of $4.95 still present on dj).

    Book ID: 84501
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  • THE LONG DARK NIGHT OF BARON SAMEDI. by Wyllie, John.
    Wyllie, John.
    THE LONG DARK NIGHT OF BARON SAMEDI.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Crime Club by Doubleday, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - The ninth mystery novel featuring Dr. Quarshie, set in West Africa. He is visiting his friend Judge Kwame Otoru at the former slave depot, the Ile de Sintra, when a body is found on the ancient flogging block. The body is that of the head of the Ebonese secret police and underneath the body were the signs of a voodoo cult. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-385177550.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (very light remainder spray to bottom edge) Rather hard to find.

    Book ID: 84499
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  • DRAGONSONG. by McCaffrey, Anne (1926 -2011)
    McCaffrey, Anne (1926 -2011)
    DRAGONSONG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book in the Harper Hall trilogy - this introduces Menolly - "Forbidden by her father to indulge in music in any way a girl on the planet Pern runs away taking shelter with the planet's fire lizards who, along with her music, open a new life for her." 202 pp. Dust jacket art by Fred Marcellino. ISBN: 0-689-305079.

    Condition: Very near fine in brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a very good dust jacket (small chip near base of spine with associated creasing, other minor edgewear, original price of $7.95 on dj flap)

    Book ID: 84485
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  • THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. by Whitehead, Colson.
    Whitehead, Colson.
    THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - Whitehead's sixth novel and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction, and the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence - a book which "seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share." Basis for the innovative and powerful Amazon series of the same name. 306 pp. ISBN: 978-0385542364.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine first issue dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84484
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  • THE WHITE HEART OF MOJAVE. by Perkins, Edna Brush (1880-1930)
    Perkins, Edna Brush (1880-1930)
    THE WHITE HEART OF MOJAVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Boni & Liveright, (1922). Hardcover first edition - A fascinating account of a trip by two suffragists (the author and her friend Charlotte Jordan) from Ohio to Death Valley - the heart of the Mohave - Although women had won the right to vote, their activism for women's rights had not ended, but they decided they needed a vacation: "Charlotte and I knew the outdoors a little. Though we were middle-aged, mothers of families and deeply involved in the historic struggle for the vote, we sometimes looked at the sky. . . I had some not altogether contemptible peaks to my credit and she had canoed in the Canadian wilds, so when we decided that a vacation…

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    New York: Boni & Liveright, (1922). Hardcover first edition - A fascinating account of a trip by two suffragists (the author and her friend Charlotte Jordan) from Ohio to Death Valley - the heart of the Mohave - Although women had won the right to vote, their activism for women's rights had not ended, but they decided they needed a vacation: "Charlotte and I knew the outdoors a little. Though we were middle-aged, mothers of families and deeply involved in the historic struggle for the vote, we sometimes looked at the sky. . . I had some not altogether contemptible peaks to my credit and she had canoed in the Canadian wilds, so when we decided that a vacation was due us we chose the outdoors." As they passed through the Mojave on the train heading to Los Angeles where a car was awaiting them, they determined that that was where they wanted to visit, but it was actually when they returned the next year, that they took a trip in the spring in a wagon pulled by a mule and a horse, with the "Worrier", the sheriff of an almost deserted mining town, as a guide, that they actually reached Death Valley. While this does not ignore the hardships and dangers, Perkins is always aware of the ever-changing beauty of the desert. Illustrated with photographs. Hard to find. 227 pp.

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    Condition: Fair condition only in aquamarine cloth with paper labels (some mottling from dampness on lower edge of front cover, tidemarks near the gutter affecting the lower and upper margins of most pages) - despite these cosmetic flaws, the book is still sturdy and easily readable.

    Book ID: 84468
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  • CANDLELAND. by Waites, Martyn.
    Waites, Martyn.
    CANDLELAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Allison & Busby, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Karen Moir ran away from home in Edinburgh when she was just sixteen; all her father, Detective Inspector Henry Moir, knows is that she was headed for London. With the help of investigative journalist, Steven Larkin, who is himself still dealing with the murder of his wife and child, he sets out to find her - betweem warring drug dealers, child prostitution and gangsters fighting for control, the search becomes a dangerous trawl through London's underworld. One reviewer commented "This novel is disturbing in its use of violence, but the psychological insights are carefully wrought and thoroughly convincing." (Booklist) SIGNED on the title page. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-749004649.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84460
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  • THE GREATER JOURNEY: Americans in Paris. by McCullough, David.
    McCullough, David.
    THE GREATER JOURNEY: Americans in Paris.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A sweeping account of the American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900. Among them were Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, and Charles Sumner, whose experience with black students at the Sorbonne, led to his becoming a powerful voice for abolition in the U.S. Senate. Others included James Fenimore Cooper and his friend Samuel F. B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph, the writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, and Henry James as well as Harriet Beecher Stowe, who was able to escape from the notoriety Uncle Toms Cabin had…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A sweeping account of the American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900. Among them were Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, and Charles Sumner, whose experience with black students at the Sorbonne, led to his becoming a powerful voice for abolition in the U.S. Senate. Others included James Fenimore Cooper and his friend Samuel F. B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph, the writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, and Henry James as well as Harriet Beecher Stowe, who was able to escape from the notoriety Uncle Toms Cabin had brought her, the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent, and more. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrqted with both color and black and white photographs and maps. Source notes, bibliography, index. 557 pp. Photographic endpapers. ISBN: 978-1416571766.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84459
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  • TRIXIE BELDEN AND THE SECRET OF THE MANSION #1. by Campbell, Julie.
    Campbell, Julie.
    TRIXIE BELDEN AND THE SECRET OF THE MANSION #1.

    Edition: Hardcover - first thus.

    New York: Golden Press, (1959.) dj. Hardcover - Uncommon edition with the diamond-spine dust jacket by Herbert Tauss. The dustjacket has a synopsis on front flap, price of $1.00, and the 1959 date. The rear flap 'about the author' and 'about the artist', illustrator Mary Stevens. Bound in red and pink diamond patterned boards, with green and white diamond endpapers. One of a series of books issued by the Golden Press in a more deluxe - and at $1 a more expensive -format. Although the back cover of the book mentions eight titles as the "first" in this new series, as far as I know these were the only titles ever issued - and this was the only Trixie Belden book issued in this format. 282 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, dust jacket beginning to delaminate on the flaps but still bright and attractive, a tight straight copy)

    Book ID: 84453
    Keywords: Juvenile series
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