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  • WODEHOUSE ON CRIME. by Wodehouse, P. G.; Foreword by Isaac Asimov (signed)
    Wodehouse, P. G.; Foreword by Isaac Asimov (signed)
    WODEHOUSE ON CRIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1981) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A Dozen Tales of Fiendish Cunning" published on the hundredth anniversary of Wodehouse's birth. Edited and with a Preface by D.R. Benson. INSCRIBED by Isaac Asimov at his preface - to Kevin Anderson (the science fiction writer?) - and dated in the year of publication. xvii, 282 pp. ISBN: 0-899190448.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a bit of rubbing to the top of the dj spine) Very uncommon inscribed by Asimov.

    Book ID: 75366
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  • AN HISTORICAL DISQUISITION CONCERNING THE KNOWLEDGE WHICH THE ANCIENTS HAD OF INDIA; and the progress of trade with that country prior to the discovery of the passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope. With an appendix, containing observations on the civil policy, the laws and judicial proceedings, the arts, the sciences, and religious institutions, of the Indians. VOLUME XII : INDIA of THE WORKS OF WILLIAM ROBERTSON, D.D. by Robertson, William, D.D.
    Robertson, William, D.D.
    AN HISTORICAL DISQUISITION CONCERNING THE KNOWLEDGE WHICH THE ANCIENTS HAD OF INDIA; and the progress of trade with that country prior to the discovery of the passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope. With an appendix, containing observations on the civil policy, the laws and judicial proceedings, the arts, the sciences, and religious institutions, of the Indians. VOLUME XII : INDIA of THE WORKS OF WILLIAM ROBERTSON, D.D.

    Edition: Reprint.

    London: Printed for W. Sharpe and Son, Allason and others, 1820. Hardcover - Volume XII only in the complete works of Robertson, complete in itself. A history of ancient India starting with Romans through the establishment off Portuguese in East Asia. Large folded map tipped onto page in between the two title pages. Includes an appendix, notes and illustrations, index. v, 402 pp.

    Condition: Good condition overall in quarter leather binding and marbled boards (some wear to the sides of the spine and the corners, tanning to several pages, but still sturdy and very readable).

    Book ID: 75364
    Keywords: asia, History: World
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  • TOTEM. by Pardlo, Gregory.
    Pardlo, Gregory.
    TOTEM.

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

    Philadelphia: American Poetry Review, (2007). SIGNED first edition - African American author's first collection of poems, winner of the American Poetry Review / Honickman First Book Prize, and nominated for several others (his second collection, Digest, won the Pulitzer award in 2015) INSCRIBED on the title page. Introduction by Brenda Hillman. 87 pp. ISBN: 978-0977639533.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75355
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  • ON TOP OF SPOON MOUNTAIN. by Nichols, John.
    Nichols, John.
    ON TOP OF SPOON MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning writer's 20th book, 12th novel. Both sad and funny, this is the story of an aging man, with a bad heart, asthma and more, determined to once again, on his 65th birthday, climb Spoon Mountain with his two grown children. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To -- please always remember that on the top of every mountain there is always another mountain beckoning you to climb higher" with a doodle around his signature, dated in 2013. 223 pp. ISBN: 978-0826352705.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75353
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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." 306 pp. ISBN: 978-0385542364.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75350
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  • THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY by Atwood, Margaret
    Atwood, Margaret
    THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY

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

    Boston: Little, Brown, (1968.). SIGNED first edition - Early poetry collection - in 1967, her first book of poems 'The Circle Game' won the Governor's General Award. INSCRIBED by Atwood on title page. 68 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff wrappers.

    Book ID: 75338
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • MOTHER LODE OF LEARNING: One Room Schools in El Dorado County by Miller, Edna ; Lola Wells, Dorothea Engstrom and others, El Dorado County Retired Teacher's Association.
    Miller, Edna ; Lola Wells, Dorothea Engstrom and others, El Dorado County Retired Teacher's Association.
    MOTHER LODE OF LEARNING: One Room Schools in El Dorado County

    Edition: First edition, a large trade paperback.

    California Retired Teacher's Association, (1990). SIGNED first edition - Histories of all the one-room schoolhouses in El Dorado County, arranged by school district, and prepared by former teachers in those schools. Illustrated with photographs, maps.SIGNED on the first page by Lola Wells, one of the contributors. Large format. 359 pp.

    Condition: Good overall - curling to corners, some staining on the front cover but the contents are clean. Newspaper articles laid in.

    Book ID: 75335
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  • BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF. by James, Marlon.
    James, Marlon.
    BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2019). SIGNED first edition - The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." SIGNED on the…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2019). SIGNED first edition - The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." SIGNED on the title page in silver and dated in February 2019, in the month of publication. James, who was born in Jamaica, won the 2015 Booker Award for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings." Map, list of characters. 620 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new) - an uncommon advance issue, especially signed.

    Book ID: 75330
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  • BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF. by James, Marlon.
    James, Marlon.
    BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." SIGNED on…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." SIGNED on the title page in silver and dated in February 2019, in the month of publication. James, who was born in Jamaica, won the 2015 Booker Award for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings." Map, list of characters. 620 pp. ISBN: 978-0735220171.

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

    Book ID: 75329
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  • BLOOD AND GOLD or The Story of Marius: The Vampire Chronicles. by Rice, Anne.
    Rice, Anne.
    BLOOD AND GOLD or The Story of Marius: The Vampire Chronicles.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001 dj. Hardcover first edition - The great vampire Marius -once a proud Senator in Imperial Rome - returns. SIGNED bookplate laid in. 471 pp. ISBN: 0-679-454470.

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

    Book ID: 75319
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  • DEVIL ON THE CROSS. by Ngugi wa Thiong'o (James)
    Ngugi wa Thiong'o (James)
    DEVIL ON THE CROSS.

    Edition: Small trade paperback.

    London: Heinemann, (1987). SIGNED - A title in the African Writers Series. A powerful critique of modern Kenya, written by Ngugi while imprisoned on the only paper available to him - toilet paper. Translated from the Gikuyo by Ngugi. Many feel that Ngugi wa Thiong'o should have already received the Nobel Prize for literature. SIGNED on the title page and uncommon thus. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-435908448.

    Condition: Good only in glossy illustrated wrappers (minor wear to the covers, some underlining and marginal notations on about half a dozen pages).

    Book ID: 75306
    Keywords: African Literature
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  • THE SON OF THE WOLF. by London, Jack.
    London, Jack.
    THE SON OF THE WOLF.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1900). Hardcover - London's first book, a collection of nine stories set in the Far North. Glossy frontispiece by Maynard Dixon with tissue guard. 251 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a contemporary or early half leather binding - blue cloth with tan leather, gilt titling on the spine and tooling to the edges of the leather, bluegreen marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. (other Jack London first editions in matching binding available). Some rubbing to the corners and sides of the spine, binding cracked between p 250-251, but overall a sturdy and attractive copy.

    Book ID: 75303
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  • TIME AND TIME AGAIN: Sixteen Trips in Time. by Silverberg, Robert.
    Silverberg, Robert.
    TIME AND TIME AGAIN: Sixteen Trips in Time.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Three Rooms Press, (2018). SIGNED first edition - "Science Fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg collects all his best time travel fiction in one place, with new introductions detailing the back story behind each tale." Includes a new introductory essay praising early time travel stories. Special Worldcon 76 edition, SIGNED by Silverberg on the half title page and numbered 58 out of 60. xxi, 463 pp. ISBN: 978-1941110720.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75291
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  • THE FIRST WINTER OF MY MARRIED LIFE. by Gass, William H.
    Gass, William H.
    THE FIRST WINTER OF MY MARRIED LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1979. SIGNED hardcover first edition - #93 out of 275 numbered copies (of 301) SIGNED by the author. Designed and printed by Tom Jamieson and Robert Sheridan for the Lord John Press. 32 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Very near fine in a blue-grey boards with a dark blue cloth spine, gilt lettering on spine.

    Book ID: 75287
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  • EUREKA 1887-1937 by Federal Writers Project, edited by; L. E. Falk, Supervisor.
    Federal Writers Project, edited by; L. E. Falk, Supervisor.
    EUREKA 1887-1937

    Edition: First edition.

    Eureka, South Dakota: Eureka's Golden Jubilee Organization, (1937). Hardcover first edition - Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this South Dakota town, this includes many articles on the residents of the community and other articles on the churches, the history, including the German and Russian roots of many of the settlers, the sod homes, wheat growing and much more. Illustrated throughout. Also includes many ads from local businesses. Large format. 287 pp.

    Condition: Very good in brown cloth with gold title panel and illustration of covered wagon on front cover.

    Book ID: 75283
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  • THE AGE OF ENTHEOGENS & THE ANGELS' DICTIONARY. by Ott, Jonathan.
    Ott, Jonathan.
    THE AGE OF ENTHEOGENS & THE ANGELS' DICTIONARY.

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

    Kennewick, WAL Natural Products Co., 1995. First edition - A re-examination of the history of Western civilization focusing on the suppression of ecstatic experiential religions by the medical and pharmaceutical powers. The Angels' Dictionary defines 318 words pertaining to sacred inebriants, including quotations from classic drug and general literature. The first edition of this book was limited to 5000 copies, of which 500 were casebound and 126 were signed and numbered. 159 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-961423471.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75282
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  • BALLET POETIQUE: Poems. by Margot-Parle, Delina.
    Margot-Parle, Delina.
    BALLET POETIQUE: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Christopher Publishing House, (1960) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Uncommon third collection of poems by this writer - her first, Symphony, received the California Book Award in 1955. An association copy INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to poet Edythe Hope Gener - :fellow poet and friend, with admiration for your own lovely poetry" and dated in 1961. 106 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74675
    Keywords: Poetry , women authors
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  • LEAF AND SHADOW. by Hagemeyer, Dora (1891-1989)
    Hagemeyer, Dora (1891-1989)
    LEAF AND SHADOW.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Carmel-by-the-Sea, California: The Carmel Pine Cone Press, (1941) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A slim volume by this poet who was an integral part of the bohemian and avant-garde scene in early 20th century Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, on the Monterey Peninsula. By 1910, Carmel had already gained notoriety as a haven for a bohemian colony of artists, novelists, poets, playwrights, actors, gurus, intelligentsia and radicals. In the early 1920s, the photographer Johan Hagemeyer's brother Hendrik and his wife Dora and their two sons moved to Carmel. Dora, who was educated as a librarian in her native New Zealand, opened the Woodside Library. In 1928-9, she also involved in Pauline Schindler's modernist alternative newspaper "The Carmelite" along with Edward Weston,…

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    Carmel-by-the-Sea, California: The Carmel Pine Cone Press, (1941) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A slim volume by this poet who was an integral part of the bohemian and avant-garde scene in early 20th century Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, on the Monterey Peninsula. By 1910, Carmel had already gained notoriety as a haven for a bohemian colony of artists, novelists, poets, playwrights, actors, gurus, intelligentsia and radicals. In the early 1920s, the photographer Johan Hagemeyer's brother Hendrik and his wife Dora and their two sons moved to Carmel. Dora, who was educated as a librarian in her native New Zealand, opened the Woodside Library. In 1928-9, she also involved in Pauline Schindler's modernist alternative newspaper "The Carmelite" along with Edward Weston, Carol Aronovici, Edith Dickinson, Lincoln Steffens and his wife Ella Winter and others. This copy is #173 of an edition "limited to 200 autographed copies," each numbered and SIGNED by the author. 53 pp plus colophon.

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    Condition: Very good in very good minus dust jacket (contents fine, but some discoloration from tape at the top of the dj spine, minor edgewear and short tears).

    Book ID: 69553
    Keywords: Poetry , women authors
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  • THE POOR KING'S DAUGHTER and Other Poems. by Kilmer, Aline (188-1941)
    Kilmer, Aline (188-1941)
    THE POOR KING'S DAUGHTER and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: George H. Doran, (1925). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A slim collection of poems by the wife and widow of Joyce Kilmer (who as killed in action during World War I) SIGNED on the title page with the words "A Merry Christmas from Aline Kilmer" and dated 1925, in the year of publication. An attractive volume, bound with a pale green cloth spine and decorative paper covered boards. 46 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ - a bit of wear at the corners, toning to the paper spine label and some toning to the pages.

    Book ID: 67951
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • POETRY: A Magazine of Verse, March 1946; Vol LXVII (76), No VI, (6) by Merrill, James; Babette Deutsch, John Theobald and others contributors.
    Merrill, James; Babette Deutsch, John Theobald and others contributors.
    POETRY: A Magazine of Verse, March 1946; Vol LXVII (76), No VI, (6)

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Modern Poetry Association, 1946. First edition - A scarce issue of this magazine - it includes the first published poems by then 19 year old James Merrill. Other contributors include Clair Burch, Virginia Berry, an essay on "Oscar Wilde's Poetry as Art History" by Eduoard Roditti, notes on the contributors and an index to Volume 76. pp 293-352 plus advertisements. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Very good in beige and tan wrappers.

    Book ID: 60856
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  • Silverman, Herschel
    NITE TRAIN: Poems of Nostalgia and Frustration.

    By the author, nd (ca 1975). An uncommon work by this beat poet. Printed on the recto only, Dedication page plus 36 numbered leaves. Illustrated. Large format - 8 1/2 by 11 inches.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff terra cotta covers with black comb binding.

    Book ID: 59113
    Keywords: beat poet, Poetry
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  • ANGLE OF ASCENT: New and Selected Poems. by Hayden, Robert.
    Hayden, Robert.
    ANGLE OF ASCENT: New and Selected Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Liveright, (1975.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An association copy INSCRIBED on the half title page "For Robert, with friendship and admiration" and dated in the year of publication. "Robert" is Robert Chrisman, activist , poet, and co-founder of 'The Black Scholar' (his name and address appear on the front pastedown, underneath the dust jacket flap) 131 pp. ISBN: 0-87140-6136.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket with a chip on the front cover and at the top of the spine and other edgewear. Uncommon in the hardcover first edition, and especially so with a significant association.

    Book ID: 58079
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  • SENSING: Poems. by McPherson, Sandra.
    McPherson, Sandra.
    SENSING: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Meadow Press, 1980. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of eight poems, set in Linotype Janson by Wesley B. Tanner; printed on antique laid paper and bound by Leigh McLellan, who also did the woodcut on the title page. Number 61 of 100 bound in light-blue cloth-backed boards with marbled Gainsborough paper sides, titling on white paper label on upper board (total limitation was 200, with the remaining 100 bound in wraps). Numbered and SIGNED by both McPherson and McLellan on the limitation page. A slim square volume. Unpaginated.

    Condition: Fine in a very good plain dust wrapper.

    Book ID: 57970
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  • THE ANGEL HAIR ANTHOLOGY: Angel Hair Sleeps with a Boy in My Head. by [Poetry] Waldman, Anne and Lewis Warsh, editors.
    [Poetry] Waldman, Anne and Lewis Warsh, editors.
    THE ANGEL HAIR ANTHOLOGY: Angel Hair Sleeps with a Boy in My Head.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granary Books, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Between 1966 and 1969, in New York's Lower East Side, Waldman and Warsh published a little mag called "Angel Hair" (the title came from a poem by Jonathan Cott.) and they continued through 1978 publishing books and broadsides from this small press. The poets they published came out of the New York school, the beats, Black Mountain and San Francisco Renaissance. This anthology includes works from Ted Berrigan, Robert Duncan, Tom Greenwald, Barbara Guest, Joanne Kyger, Lorenzo Thomas, Hannah Weiner, John Wieners, Lewis Warsh, Robert Creeley, Tom Clark, Alice Notley, Joe Brainard, Clark Coolidge, Kenward Elmslie, Bernadette Mayer, Emilie Clark, Lyn Hejinian, Gerald Malanga, Frank O'Hara and many…

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    New York: Granary Books, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Between 1966 and 1969, in New York's Lower East Side, Waldman and Warsh published a little mag called "Angel Hair" (the title came from a poem by Jonathan Cott.) and they continued through 1978 publishing books and broadsides from this small press. The poets they published came out of the New York school, the beats, Black Mountain and San Francisco Renaissance. This anthology includes works from Ted Berrigan, Robert Duncan, Tom Greenwald, Barbara Guest, Joanne Kyger, Lorenzo Thomas, Hannah Weiner, John Wieners, Lewis Warsh, Robert Creeley, Tom Clark, Alice Notley, Joe Brainard, Clark Coolidge, Kenward Elmslie, Bernadette Mayer, Emilie Clark, Lyn Hejinian, Gerald Malanga, Frank O'Hara and many others. This copy is INSCRIBED on the title page by both Anne Waldman and Lewis Warsh and dated 3//02. Introduction by the editors, "Angel Hair Memoirs" by many of the poets, list of Angel Hair publications compiled by Steve Clay and Aaron Fischer. Illustrated with photographs. xxvii, 617 pp plus index. ISBN: 1887123490.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon and especially so in hardcover and signed.

    Book ID: 57647
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  • ALL STARS. by Clark, Tom,editor; Ed Sanders, Ron Padgett, Alice Notley, Michael McClure and Tom Clark,signed.
    Clark, Tom,editor; Ed Sanders, Ron Padgett, Alice Notley, Michael McClure and Tom Clark,signed.
    ALL STARS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grossman & Goliard, 1972. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An uncommon poetry anthology, rather hard to find in hardcover : Each of the 13 contributors ( Michael McClure, Clark Coolidge, Dick Gallup, Aram Saroyan, Ed Dorn, Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, Philip Whalen, Tom Clark, James Schuyler, Robert Creeley, & Ed Sanders) was asked to present some 20 pages of new work - the result is a book which contains, in effect, 13 chapbooks. SIGNED by FIVE poets - by Ed Sanders on the front endpaper with the words 'still in th' crawl mode', by Tom Clark on the title page and by Michael McClure, Ron Padgett and Alice Notley at the first page of their sections. Large format, handsomely produced work, 347 pp. ISBN: 0-670-114197.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (some staining to the top edge of the text block, rubbing to the blue dustjacket.)

    Book ID: 24386
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE MAN WITH THE BLUE GUITAR INCLUDING IDEAS OF ORDER by Stevens, Wallace
    Stevens, Wallace
    THE MAN WITH THE BLUE GUITAR INCLUDING IDEAS OF ORDER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - This book consists of the poems in the 1937 edition of "Man with the Blue Guitar" and the 1936 edition of "Ideas of Order." Despite the fact that Stevens, arguably the best American poet of this century, had won the National Book Award in 1950, and been awarded the prestigious Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1949, this book still had a small printing of only 2000 copies.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (spine slightly darkened, as is common with this title, and price-clipped.) A very attractive copy.

    Book ID: 6198
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE FAIR MAID OF GRAYSTONES. by [Decorative Binding] Dix, Beulah Marie (1876-1970); Blanche Greer, illustrator.
    [Decorative Binding] Dix, Beulah Marie (1876-1970); Blanche Greer, illustrator.
    THE FAIR MAID OF GRAYSTONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1905.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early novel of mystery and romance set in 17th century Puritan England by this profilic author and 'legendary' woman screenwriter of the silent film era. In its review, the New York Times summed this up nicely - "Whoever loves a doughty fight -- in fact, a series of seemingly never to be ended fights, and a hero stubbornly refusing to be worsted no matter how hardly fate treats him -- let him read this novel of Puritan England. There is not much history to trouble about, (which perhaps is little fault,) but there is good style here, and lively characterization in Miss Dix's now known manner." 351 pp plus 5 pp of ads for her earlier books.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket. Attractive decorative binding with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine, embossed decorations and a gilt key on the front cover with black lettering. Bound in olive green cloth, top edge gilt. The dust jacket repeats the designs on the cover in dark blue on silver. Uncommon in the first edition and especially so in dust jacket and in this condition,

    Book ID: 75280
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  • THE SLEEPING FURY: Poems. by Bogan, Louise.
    Bogan, Louise.
    THE SLEEPING FURY: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1937. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bogan's third book of poems, and quite uncommon. 42 pp.

    Condition: Overall very good condition in green cloth with small drawing on front cover, black lettering on the spine, in a rather poor dustjacket.. The book has the previous owner's name neatly written on the front endpaper, a little shelfwear to the bottom edge, and toning to the endpapers. The dustjacket has overall toning, dampstaining at the lower edge, significant chipping and edgewear the upper edge, and the loss of about the bottom 2 inches on the spine, a smaller piece in the middle of the spine. Still despite the wear to the dj, this is a reasonably attractive copy of a very scarce book by the poet who was called 'the most accomplished women poet of the time.'

    Book ID: 75278
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • SOPHY OF KRAVONIA. by Hope, Anthony (pseudonym of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, 1863 - 1933)
    Hope, Anthony (pseudonym of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, 1863 - 1933)
    SOPHY OF KRAVONIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1906. Hardcover first edition - Novel of adventure and intrigue by prolific English novelist and playwright, now best remembered for The Prisoner of Zenda. "The heroine, a high spirited, penniless English girl, goes to Kravonia to seek her fortune. She has the good luck to save the life of the Prince, who falls in love with her. The story of her career becomes a galloping romance, in which adventures, court intrigues, and hair breadth escapes follow one another in quick succession." Basis for a 1920 silent film. Tinted frontispiece with tissue guard. 332 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in sage green cloth with a lovely art nouveau decorative binding of a thistle flower and leaves in copper and white.

    Book ID: 75277
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  • MY LIFE WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. by King, Coretta Scott
    King, Coretta Scott
    MY LIFE WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A very personal account of their lives, by the wife of one of the most influential men of the 20th century, from his childhood, his early years as a civil rights activist and minister, to receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and his assassination. INSCRIBED by Coretta Scott King on the front endpaper "To --- with deep appreciation for your support and commitment to the dream. " ix, 371 pp plus a section of 16 pages of photographs. ISBN: 0-03-0810221.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket. (some offsetting to front endpaper, dj price-clipped, some rubbing and wear to edges of dj,)

    Book ID: 75274
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  • A DIFFICULT PROBLEM The Staircase at the Heart's Delight and Other Stories by Green, Anna Katharine (Mrs, Charles Rohlfs, 1846-1935)
    Green, Anna Katharine (Mrs, Charles Rohlfs, 1846-1935)
    A DIFFICULT PROBLEM The Staircase at the Heart's Delight and Other Stories

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: F. M. Lupton Publishing Company, 1900. Hardcover first edition - Collection of six short pieces by the woman who is considered the "mother" of American detective fiction. Also includes the Gray Madam and the Bronze Hand. 344 pp.

    Condition: Very good in variant burgundy binding with gilt lettering and pasted on illustration on front cover.

    Book ID: 75273
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  • THE ETERNAL BODY: A Collection of Fifty Nudes . by Bernhard, Ruth (1905-2006.)
    Bernhard, Ruth (1905-2006.)
    THE ETERNAL BODY: A Collection of Fifty Nudes .

    Edition: First trade edition.

    Carmel, California: Photography West Graphics, 1986. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the Photography Book of the Year Award, this is a retrospective collection of Bernhard's work, an erotic photography classic and a magnificently produced and very beautiful book. In her introduction, Bernhard states "In photographing the nude, it is my aim to transform the complexities of the figure into harmonies of simplified form. I have approached my work with the nude much as I create a still life, with patience and reverence. My quest through the magic of light and shadow, is to isolate, to simplify and to give emphasis to form with the greatest clarity." The 50 plates are arranged chronologically and span the years from…

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    Carmel, California: Photography West Graphics, 1986. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the Photography Book of the Year Award, this is a retrospective collection of Bernhard's work, an erotic photography classic and a magnificently produced and very beautiful book. In her introduction, Bernhard states "In photographing the nude, it is my aim to transform the complexities of the figure into harmonies of simplified form. I have approached my work with the nude much as I create a still life, with patience and reverence. My quest through the magic of light and shadow, is to isolate, to simplify and to give emphasis to form with the greatest clarity." The 50 plates are arranged chronologically and span the years from 1934 to 1976. (list of plates at rear of book). Includes 2 essays by Margaretta K. Mitchell, one on photographing the nude, the other a brief biography of Bernhard. Ansel Adams - with whom Bernhard worked for many years - has been quoted as saying that Bernhard was "the greatest photographer of the nude. SIGNED by Bernhard on the title page. Printed by Gardner/Fulmer, using the Laser Fultone Process, to the highest standards. One of only 5400 copies. Large format. ISBN: 0-9616515-12.

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    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (short closed tear to front cover of dj, sunning to spine, extending onto covers).

    Book ID: 75272
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  • THE NATURE OF BLOOD by Phillips, Caryl
    Phillips, Caryl
    THE NATURE OF BLOOD

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel transcending time and place - as the stories of a young Jewish woman in 20th century Germany becomes intertwined with that of an African general hired by the Doge in 16th century Venice - by this award-winning and highly praised Afro-Caribbean writer. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in 1997. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-679-454705.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75270
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  • CONFESSIONS OF A SEX KITTEN (original title I'M STILL HERE.) by Kitt, Eartha.
    Kitt, Eartha.
    CONFESSIONS OF A SEX KITTEN (original title I'M STILL HERE.)

    Edition: First US printing.

    [Fort Lee, NJ:] Barricade Books, Inc., (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Boldly SIGNED by Eartha Kitt on the front endpaper. Autobiography of the singer and actress, from her childhood in rural poverty in South Carolina to her early career struggles and her constant determination to do what she thought was right, including an account of the famous luncheon with Lady Bird Johnson when Kitt spoke up against the war in Vietnam. Photographs. Index. 280pp. ISBN: 0-94263733X.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (some creasing to the dj near the top of the spine.)

    Book ID: 75269
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  • PILLAR OF FIRE: AMERICA IN THE KING YEARS 1963-65. by [King, Martin Luther] Branch, Taylor.
    [King, Martin Luther] Branch, Taylor.
    PILLAR OF FIRE: AMERICA IN THE KING YEARS 1963-65.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. A continuation of Branch's Pulitzer Prize-winning history, 'Parting the Waters.' The second volume in his monumental and definitive trilogy on the history of America during the Martin Luther King era and the Civil Rights revolution. Covers the end of segregation, the jailing of King, and rifts in the non-violent movement; among the leaders during this era were Malcolm X, Diane Nash, Abraham Heschel, Robert Moses, Fannie Lou Hamer and others. Photographs, extensive notes, index. 746 pp. ISBN: 0-684-808196.

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

    Book ID: 75268
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  • SELECTED POEMS. by Olson, Charles (edited by Robert Creeley.)
    Olson, Charles (edited by Robert Creeley.)
    SELECTED POEMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - An attractively produced book, and a carefully selected volume which provides an excellent introduction to the work of Olson. Edited and with a long preface by his friend and fellow Black Mountain poet Robert Creeley. 225 pgs. Bound in beige linen with blue endpapers. ISBN: 0-520075285.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75266
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  • HUMAN CROQUET. by Atkinson, Kate.
    Atkinson, Kate.
    HUMAN CROQUET.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Picador, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel - her first won the Whitbread Book of the Year award. Includes instructions for playing the game at the end of the book, complete with a picture of the game in progress. SIGNED on the title page. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-385-4093516.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75265
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • THE MYSTERY AT LILAC INN (Nancy Drew Mystery Story #4.) by Keene, Carolyn.
    Keene, Carolyn.
    THE MYSTERY AT LILAC INN (Nancy Drew Mystery Story #4.)

    Edition: Early printing. Original edition and binding.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1930.) dj. Hardcover - Farah's (10th edition) 1938A-28. Front flap has 15 Nancy Drew titles listed, rear dj flap has 6 Dana Girl titles. Blue cloth with orange silhouette endpapers. Glossy frontispiece and original dust jacket art by Russell Tandy. 200 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ad (lists ND to #13).

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75264
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  • THE OUTLAW BIBLE OF AMERICAN POETRY by Kaufman, Alan, editor
    Kaufman, Alan, editor
    THE OUTLAW BIBLE OF AMERICAN POETRY

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

    New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1999. SIGNED first edition - A massive work with selections from the old outlaws - Beat poets or "renegades" as they are called in the table of contents - and the younger outlaw poets. This copy has been SIGNED by several of the contributors who read from their selections at the San Francisco Book Festival on October 17, 1999. Editor & contributor Alan Kaufman signed on the title page; Sarah Menefee, pg 117; Jack Hirschmann, pg 121 (inscription); Harold Norse, pg 129; Dominique Lowell, pg 188; Bucky Sinister, pg 478; Jack Wiler, pg 481; Sapphire, pg 13; Geoge Tsongas, pg 537 (inscription); Gerald Nicosia, pg 546 (dated inscription) and also - at a later date - by Anne Waldman (p 533.) Photographs, notes on the contributors. 685 pp. ISBN: 1560252278.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 75262
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  • THE MARK ON THE MIRROR: A Judy Bolton Mystery, #15. by Sutton, Margaret
    Sutton, Margaret
    THE MARK ON THE MIRROR: A Judy Bolton Mystery, #15.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1942. Hardcover first edition - My favorite series as a young girl: I liked them for the realism: Judy starts out as a high school girl, has some of the usual problems all kids encounter including misunderstandings among friends, etc, is a little older and more mature in each book - in fact, she gets married, and eventually she and her husband even adopt a child. (This story opens with Judy planning her wedding. ) Although I didn't know any of the history of the series at the time I was reading them, the "mysteries" are mostly based on actual events, the town is the town where Sutton grew up. Unlike most of the…

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    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1942. Hardcover first edition - My favorite series as a young girl: I liked them for the realism: Judy starts out as a high school girl, has some of the usual problems all kids encounter including misunderstandings among friends, etc, is a little older and more mature in each book - in fact, she gets married, and eventually she and her husband even adopt a child. (This story opens with Judy planning her wedding. ) Although I didn't know any of the history of the series at the time I was reading them, the "mysteries" are mostly based on actual events, the town is the town where Sutton grew up. Unlike most of the other series books published by Grosset and Dunlap, this was not part of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Margaret Sutton was a real woman, writing under her own name. Because of the opposition of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, this series did not have the extensive reprinting that the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys had. Hard to find in the thicker original format bound in lime green cloth with pink illustrated 'staircase' endpapers. Precedes the copies issued 'under wartime conditions.' 206 pp plus 7 pages of advertisements at rear of book, including the Judy Bolton series listing to only #12, Nancy Drew to #18 and the Dana Girls to #9. Plain frontispiece, burgundy topstain. Dust jacket lists to this title on the front flap, Beverly Gray's Quest on the rear flap.

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    Condition: Near fine condition with the usual toning to the pages; the 'white spine' dust jacket is very good with only minor edgewear.

    Book ID: 75261
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  • THE MESSAGE IN THE HOLLOW OAK: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #12. by Keene, Carolyn (Mildred A. Wirt Benson.)
    Keene, Carolyn (Mildred A. Wirt Benson.)
    THE MESSAGE IN THE HOLLOW OAK: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #12.

    Edition: First edition (in a later dust jacket)

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1935.) dj. Hardcover - The book is the first printing, (1935A-1) according to Farah's, 10th edition, format 3, lists to Nancy Drew #12 in the front of the book and to Nancy Drew #10 and Dana Girls #3 in the ads at the rear. Illustrated by Russell H. Tandy with frontispiece and 3 internal plates on glossy stock. Orange silhouette endpapers, orange tinting to the top edge of the textblock. 218 pp. plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with orange lettering and illustration in a near fine dust jacket (the dust jacket appears to be from 1943C-22 with 19 Nancy Drew titles on the front flap, 12 Dana Girls on the rear flap)

    Book ID: 75260
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  • THE SPOILS OF TIME. by Thomson, June.
    Thomson, June.
    THE SPOILS OF TIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Constable & Co., Ltd. (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fifteenth mystery novel featuring the quiet, but perceptive Inspector Peter Finch - set in a formerly grand country home, which is now rather rundown. SIGNED and dated on the title page with the words "best wishes." 192 pp. ISBN: 0-094688907.

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

    Book ID: 75257
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  • JERUSALEM INN. by Grimes, Martha.
    Grimes, Martha.
    JERUSALEM INN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth book featuring Richard Jury, set at an old pub at Christmas time. Classic British mystery in the tradition of Christie and Sayers; in fact, Grimes does this so well that she is often mistakenly considered British. SIGNED on the title page. 299 pp. ISBN: 0-316-325790.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75249
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  • EXAMPLES: The Making of 40 Photographs. by Adams, Ansel.
    Adams, Ansel.
    EXAMPLES: The Making of 40 Photographs.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: The New York Graphic Society / Little Brown, (1983). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Adams "shares his experiences and details the circumstances, methods, and technical and aesthetic problems surrounding the creation of forty of his most famous photographs." SIGNED on the half title page. Large square format, printed on heavy glossy stock. Glossary, x, 177 pp. ISBN: 0-821215515.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75245
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  • CCCLXXIV Poems (First Will and Testament, The Dark Kingdom, and Cloth of the Tempest) by Patchen, Kenneth
    Patchen, Kenneth
    CCCLXXIV Poems (First Will and Testament, The Dark Kingdom, and Cloth of the Tempest)

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    New York: Padell, (1948) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A single volume, combining the complete the texts of First Will & Testament, The Dark Kingdom, and Cloth of the Tempest, each separately paginated. Copy number 50, signed by Patchen on the colophon affixed to the front pastedown. List of contents at the end of the book.

    Condition: Near fine in gray linen (some toning to the pages) in a fair only example of the uncommon dust jacket (loss to dj of approximately 1/2 at the top of the spine - above the cellophane window which allows the title to show through - and a diagonal chip at the base of the spine, rubbing and wear to the folds).

    Book ID: 75244
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • NOVEMBER ROAD: A Novel. by Berney, Lou.
    Berney, Lou.
    NOVEMBER ROAD: A Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: William H. Morrow, (2018). SIGNED first edition - A novel by this Edgar-award winning author set against the assassination of JFK. . . "Frank Guidry's luck has finally run out. A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry has learned that everybody is expendable. But now its his turn - he knows too much about the crime of the century: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy." SIGNED on the title page and dated 3/2/19. Winner of the Lefty Award for best mystery novel. 299 pp. ISBN: .

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75238
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  • THE BEDSIDE GUARDIAN 35: a Selection from the Guardian 1985 - 86. by [Anthology, signed] Webb, W. L.. editor. Martin Walker, signed; Salman Rushdie, Andre Brink, Barry Unsworth and others, contributors.
    [Anthology, signed] Webb, W. L.. editor. Martin Walker, signed; Salman Rushdie, Andre Brink, Barry Unsworth and others, contributors.
    THE BEDSIDE GUARDIAN 35: a Selection from the Guardian 1985 - 86.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Essays and brief comments on topics ranging from a royal wedding to the situation in South Africa, the bombing of Libya and the radiation from Chernobyl. Introduced by Salman Rushdie. Cartoons by Gibbard, Brian McAlister and Steve Bell. SIGNED by Martin Walker at his essay "Back Room Boys." Although Walker is best known now as the author of the popular Bruno mystery series set in the Perigord region of France, he worked for the Guardian from 1971 to 1999, including as foreign correspondent and US bureau chief. Index. 256 pgs. ISBN: 0-002177021.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75237
    Keywords: Anthology
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  • LUCY BOOMER. by Hill, Russell.
    Hill, Russell.
    LUCY BOOMER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, the story of a 'freeway flyer' who stumbles upon the possibility of some unrecorded history in the story of a 93-year old woman, Lucy Boomer, who had worked for (and maybe been more to) five US Presidents. She promises Jack her journals, and in return he slips her out of her nursing home and begins the long drive to Iowa with her and a free-spirited hitchhiker. SIGNED on the title page. Long after this novel was first optioned, an adaption is scheduled to begin filming in the summer of 2019 with Director Howard Deutch. 202 pp. ISBN: 0-345-372252.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (an unread copy.)

    Book ID: 75229
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  • LUCY BOOMER. by Hill, Russell.
    Hill, Russell.
    LUCY BOOMER.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof.

    New York: Ballantine, 1992. SIGNED first edition - Author's first novel, the story of a 'freeway flyer' who stumbles upon the possibility of some unrecorded history in the story of a 93-year old woman, Lucy Boomer, who had worked for (and maybe been more to) five US Presidents. She promises Jack her journals, and in return he slips her out of her nursing home and begins the long drive to Iowa with her and a free-spirited hitchhiker. SIGNED on the title page. Long after this novel was first optioned, an adaption is scheduled to begin filming in the summer of 2019 with Director Howard Deutch. 186 pp.

    Condition: Fine in dark red printed wrappers. A very uncommon advance issue. Note: the proof shows a publication price of $18, but the actual price on the first edition was $16.

    Book ID: 75228
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  • KAT'S CRADLE by Kijewski, Karen
    Kijewski, Karen
    KAT'S CRADLE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The surprisingly uncommon third Kat Colorado mystery. SIGNED on the title page and dated March 1992, that is in the month of publication. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-385420951.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75222
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  • METZGER'S DOG. by Perry, Thomas.
    Perry, Thomas.
    METZGER'S DOG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1983.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Perry's second novel, a fast paced - and often humorous - thriller set in Los Angeles His first book won the 1982 Edgar for best first mystery. 314 pp. ISBN: 0-684-179482.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75221
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  • LAROSE. by Erdrich, Louise.
    Erdrich, Louise.
    LAROSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which opens with a tragic accident - a man shoots the 5 year old son of his closest friend - and includes a demand for justice and a profound act of atonement with its roots in indigenous culture.SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the 2017 National Book Critics Award for Fiction. 372 pp. ISBN: 978-062277022.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75219
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  • A GRAMMAR OF OLD IRISH: Revised and Enlarged Edition. by Thurneysen, Rudolf.
    Thurneysen, Rudolf.
    A GRAMMAR OF OLD IRISH: Revised and Enlarged Edition.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Dublin, The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, (1966) dj. Hardcover - Work originally published in English in 1946. Translated from the German by D. A. Binchy and Osborn Bergin. Translators' preface. Indexes. xxi, 688 pp.

    Condition: Fine in black boards with gilt lettering in a good only dust jacket (price-clipped, several tears to dj).

    Book ID: 75206
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  • NIGHTTOWN: A Junior Bender Mystery. by Hallinan, Timothy.
    Hallinan, Timothy.
    NIGHTTOWN: A Junior Bender Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book in this award-winning humorous crime series featuring Junior Bender - "burglar turned private investigator for Hollywood crooks." SIGNED on the title page. Author's afterword. 377 pp. ISBN: 978-1616957483.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75204
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  • IN THE MIDST OF DEATH. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    IN THE MIDST OF DEATH.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition -first thus.

    Delavan, WI: G&G Books. (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third Matthew Scudder novel, originally published as a paperback original in 1976 and issued here in a SIGNED limited edition (26 lettered, 500 numbered copies). Includes a new introduction by Martin Cruz Smith. and a new afterword by Block. 164 pp Dust jacket design by Gail Cross. ISBN: 0-964919303.

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

    Book ID: 75183
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  • NEIGHBOURS. With 2 ALS from the Author. by Houghton, Claude (1889-1961)
    Houghton, Claude (1889-1961)
    NEIGHBOURS. With 2 ALS from the Author.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Robert Holden & Co, 1926. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of the author's very original first novel (a review in Punch stated it "grew upon me with every page, until I came to the dramatic climax . . often brilliant . . [with] the brilliance of fever, almost of delirium.). This copy has several pieces laid in - most significantly two autographed notes SIGNED by Houghton - and other pieces which give a glimpse into the history of this copy. Included is an index card with the notation "original copy lost" and that the second copy is a "valuable first edition." Apparently the owner, Jeannette K. Multer (1910 to 2001), still living in New York…

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    London: Robert Holden & Co, 1926. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of the author's very original first novel (a review in Punch stated it "grew upon me with every page, until I came to the dramatic climax . . often brilliant . . [with] the brilliance of fever, almost of delirium.). This copy has several pieces laid in - most significantly two autographed notes SIGNED by Houghton - and other pieces which give a glimpse into the history of this copy. Included is an index card with the notation "original copy lost" and that the second copy is a "valuable first edition." Apparently the owner, Jeannette K. Multer (1910 to 2001), still living in New York at the time, had requested from Harper's Magazine more information about Claude Houghton and his books. The first note from Houghton is a brief one on a card with the letterhead of the Savage Club in London, dated 7 VI 1932, stating that he had seen that notice (he included the clipping) and he was sending her his address. The second ALS is 4 pages, also on Savage Club letterhead, dated 11 July 1932, which begins by thanking her for her letter. He goes on to state that a writer should never attempt to explain a symbolic novel, since it has as many explanations as it has readers, but then he does give what he calls a "bad explanation." Other interesting content including the fact that he was "amused to hear the rumor of his suicide" and in discussing publicity for his books, he comments that complaining to his publisher's wouldn't do much good, since authors "nearly always do complain." Both notes are in the original mailing envelopes. Around 1950, Jeannette and her husband moved to Arizona where she opened 2 bookstores - the Dolphin in 1955 in Phoenix and Multer's in Scottsdale in 1959. At Christmas 1961, several of the women who worked at Multer's got together and ordered this copy from England as a gift for Jeannette. Laid in is the letter confirming the order from the British Book Centre, as well as gift cards, and thus her brief correspondence with Houghton was once again tucked into a copy of the book.

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    Condition: Very good in tan cloth gilt lettering on the spine (foxing on a few preliminary pages, some spine slant, bookplate and inscription on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 75180
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  • THE BEE'S KISS. by Cleverly, Barbara.
    Cleverly, Barbara.
    THE BEE'S KISS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Constable & Co., Ltd. (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth Joe Sandilands novel. "It's 1926 and Joe Sandilands is back from India, enjoying the frantic pleasures of Jazz Age London. Yet there is a darkness behind all that post-war gaiety. A woman has been found bludgeoned to death in her suite at the Ritz. A broken window and a missing emerald necklace suggest that it is a burglary gone wrong. But the corpse is that of a much-respected member of the British establishment, Dame Beatrice Jagow-Joliffe, one of the founders of the Wrens, and so Scotland Yard send Joe to conduct a swift inquiry." SIGNED by the author on the title page underneat the words…

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    London: Constable & Co., Ltd. (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth Joe Sandilands novel. "It's 1926 and Joe Sandilands is back from India, enjoying the frantic pleasures of Jazz Age London. Yet there is a darkness behind all that post-war gaiety. A woman has been found bludgeoned to death in her suite at the Ritz. A broken window and a missing emerald necklace suggest that it is a burglary gone wrong. But the corpse is that of a much-respected member of the British establishment, Dame Beatrice Jagow-Joliffe, one of the founders of the Wrens, and so Scotland Yard send Joe to conduct a swift inquiry." SIGNED by the author on the title page underneat the words 'The moth's kiss first!' with the date 28 August 2005, in the year of publication. Laid in is a promotional postcard, also SIGNED by the author. 285 pp. ISBN: 1-845290496.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75170
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  • THE HAUNTED ATTIC: A Judy Bolton Mystery #2. by Sutton, Margaret.
    Sutton, Margaret.
    THE HAUNTED ATTIC: A Judy Bolton Mystery #2.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1940, c. 1932.) dj. Hardcover - The Boltons have moved into a large old house with a reputation for being haunted - Bound in lime green cloth, thick format, pink endpapers with Judy on the stairs holding a flashlight, illustrated by Pelagie Doane with a glossy frontispiece. Front flap of dj lists thru #13, back of the book thru #12. 212 pp plus 4 pp of advertisements. Purple topstain. Dustjacket with white spine.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (an attractive clean copy, tight and straight, with bright covers, only very minor wear.)

    Book ID: 75163
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  • THE MYSTERY OF THE IVORY CHARM: Nancy Drew Mystery Series #13 by Keene, Carolyn.
    Keene, Carolyn.
    THE MYSTERY OF THE IVORY CHARM: Nancy Drew Mystery Series #13

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1942, c. 1936) dj. Hardcover - Thicker format in blue cloth with orange lettering, orange and white illustrated endpapers. Glossy frontispiece and dust jacket art by Russell Tandy. Lists through #18 in ads at back, and thru #19 on the front flap and thru Judy Bolton #15 on back cover. Farrah's (10th edition) 1942B-15 (the last thick printing), 216 pp. plus 4 pp of publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to the pages, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 75162
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  • OTHER MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS. by Garland, Hamlin.
    Garland, Hamlin.
    OTHER MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1910). Hardcover first edition - A collection of short stories, written between 1887-1889, a companion to 'Main-Travelled Roads', inspired by Garland's return to the West of his youth - Iowa, Dakota, & Wisconsin. Bound in tan cloth with gilt titling a gilt Art Nouveau corn motif decoration. viii, 350 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine - a lovely copy.

    Book ID: 75103
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  • SPHERE: The Form of a Motion. by Ammons, A. R.
    Ammons, A. R.
    SPHERE: The Form of a Motion.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, (1974) dj. Hardcover first edition - A single long poem by this award-winning writer. This book was the winner of Bollingen Prize for poetry for 1973-1974. 79 pp. ISBN: 0-393043886.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket(price-clipped,gold award sticker on front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 75087
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  • THE SNOW POEMS. by Ammons, A. R.
    Ammons, A. R.
    THE SNOW POEMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - the twelfth collection of poetry by this writer who has won both the National Book Award and the Bollingen Prize for poetry. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-393034467x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75086
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • WOLFGANG LAIB: Kunstmuseum Bonn - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles - 1992-93 Exhibition Catalogue. by [Laib, Wolfgang] Klaus Schrenk, Donald Kuspit, and Kerry Brougher, essays; foreword by Richard Koshalek.
    [Laib, Wolfgang] Klaus Schrenk, Donald Kuspit, and Kerry Brougher, essays; foreword by Richard Koshalek.
    WOLFGANG LAIB: Kunstmuseum Bonn - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles - 1992-93 Exhibition Catalogue.

    Edition: First edition.

    Bonn & Los Angeles: Kunstmuseum Bonn - Museum of Contemporary Art, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Catalogue for the 1992-93 exhibitions in Bonn and Los Angeles. Includes three essays on the work of Laib, plus 51 full-color plates. SIGNED by Laib on the title page. Bilingual edition with the text in German and English. Includes a biography, listings of solo and group exhibitions, and selected bibliography. Large square format. 145 pp. ISBN: 3-893225161.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75080
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  • LOVE AFFAIRS OF LITERARY MEN. by Reed, Myrtle (1874-1911); binding by Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944)
    Reed, Myrtle (1874-1911); binding by Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944)
    LOVE AFFAIRS OF LITERARY MEN.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Putnam, 1907. Hardcover first edition - A look at the lives and loves of several well-known literary figures including Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley, Samuel Johnson and Esther Thrale, and Edgar Allan Poe and Sarah Whitman as well as Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Lawrence Sterne, William Cowper and John Keats. Bound in lavender cloth in a beautiful example of Margaret Armstrong's Art Nouveau style with gilt lettering and flowers, and her monogram on the front board. Frontispiece portrait of Shelley and Mary Shelley with a tissue guard, and double portraits of all the other writers included. Title page with a floral design, and each page has the text inside black ruled borders with red running heads. 204 pp.

    Condition: Near fine (corner slightly bumped).

    Book ID: 75078
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  • ARCADIA BOREALIS. Selected poems of E.A. Karlfeldt. by Karlfeldt, Erik Axel (1864-1931) translated by Charles Wharton Stork.
    Karlfeldt, Erik Axel (1864-1931) translated by Charles Wharton Stork.
    ARCADIA BOREALIS. Selected poems of E.A. Karlfeldt.

    Edition: First printing, a limited edition.

    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, (1938). Hardcover first edition - The only book by this Swedish poet, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature posthumously in 1931, to appear in English. This includes a selection of poems from the 6 volumes published during his lifetime and one published in 1934, translated and with an introduction by Charles Wharton Stork. In his introduction, Stork notes, that like the American poet Robert Frost, to whom he dedicated this book, Karlfeldt "did not merely look at nature, he shared actively in the life of the soil. He knew what it was to be a farmer, a miner, a hunter . . . . He mixed with the toilers as one of…

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    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, (1938). Hardcover first edition - The only book by this Swedish poet, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature posthumously in 1931, to appear in English. This includes a selection of poems from the 6 volumes published during his lifetime and one published in 1934, translated and with an introduction by Charles Wharton Stork. In his introduction, Stork notes, that like the American poet Robert Frost, to whom he dedicated this book, Karlfeldt "did not merely look at nature, he shared actively in the life of the soil. He knew what it was to be a farmer, a miner, a hunter . . . . He mixed with the toilers as one of their own stock, he danced with them in the open air at their Midsummer Night revels. It was thus that he always remained in spirit a northern Arcadian.Ó Copy no. 388 of "an edition limited to five hundred copies printed on Fiemish book paper ... by the Colwell Press, Inc., Minneapolis. The illustrations are from watercolors by Hilma Berglund." An attractively designed and produced book with six full page illustrations by Berglund in the primary colors - red, blue and yellow- and a small decoration on the facing title page reproduced on the front cover. Blue endpapers and blue tinting to the top and fore-edge of the textblock. viii, 145 pp. plus colophon.

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    Condition: Near fine in beige cloth with blue lettering on the spine (some toning to the cloth on the spine, a bit of sunning to the edges of the endpaper, but an attractive, tight and clean copy)

    Book ID: 71903
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  • THE BOOK OF QUESTIONS. by Neruda, Pablo.
    Neruda, Pablo.
    THE BOOK OF QUESTIONS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous publication of the last collection of poems by this Nobel laureate, completed just months before his death in 1973 and composed entirely of unanswerable questions. Translated and with an introduction by William O'Daly. A bilingual edition with English at the top of each page and the original Spanish at the bottom. xiii, 74 pp. Uncommon in hardcover. ISBN: 1-556590407.

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

    Book ID: 70464
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  • THE FATHER. by Olds, Sharon.
    Olds, Sharon.
    THE FATHER.

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

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. SIGNED first edition - The fourth collection by this award-winning poet, a sequence of poems which chronicles a father's illness and death as seen by his daughter. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 79 pp. ISBN: 0-679-740023.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 69208
    Keywords: death, illness, Poetry
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  • THE LITTLE REVIEW: January 1918 (Vol 4, #9), January (Vol 9, #5) , August (Vol 6, #4) , September (Vol 6, #5) and October 1919 (Vol 6, #6) - 5 issues, including 3 installments from Ulysses. by Anderson, Margaret C.; Ezra Pound et al, editors; James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, William Butler Yeats, May Sinclair and others, contributors.
    Anderson, Margaret C.; Ezra Pound et al, editors; James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, William Butler Yeats, May Sinclair and others, contributors.
    THE LITTLE REVIEW: January 1918 (Vol 4, #9), January (Vol 9, #5) , August (Vol 6, #4) , September (Vol 6, #5) and October 1919 (Vol 6, #6) - 5 issues, including 3 installments from Ulysses.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Little Review, 1919. First edition - Founded by Margaret Anderson in March 1914, The Little Review became one of the chief periodicals publishing experimental writing; its motto was "Making No Compromise with the Public Taste." Anderson began editing The Little Review in Chicago, then moved the paper to New York in 1917 (after a short stint in San Francisco the year before), and later moved it overseas to Paris after 1922. Along the way, she was joined, in 1916, by Jane Heap, as co-editor, and in 1917 by by Ezra Pound, as foreign editor. Under Pound's influence, the magazine added contributions from authors like Djuna Barnes, T. S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, Mina Loy, Francis Picabia, Dorothy…

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    New York: The Little Review, 1919. First edition - Founded by Margaret Anderson in March 1914, The Little Review became one of the chief periodicals publishing experimental writing; its motto was "Making No Compromise with the Public Taste." Anderson began editing The Little Review in Chicago, then moved the paper to New York in 1917 (after a short stint in San Francisco the year before), and later moved it overseas to Paris after 1922. Along the way, she was joined, in 1916, by Jane Heap, as co-editor, and in 1917 by by Ezra Pound, as foreign editor. Under Pound's influence, the magazine added contributions from authors like Djuna Barnes, T. S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, Mina Loy, Francis Picabia, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, Gertrude Stein, W. C. Williams, and W. B. Yeats. But its most lasting, and boldest, achievement was its serialization of Joyce's Ulysses, in 23 installments, from 1918 to 1920 until the Society for the Suppression of Vice charged the magazine with obscenity and Anderson and Heap, losing the court trial, were forced to discontinue the novel amid the "Oxen of the Sun" episode. The five issues include works by William Carlos Williams, William Butler Yeats, May Sinclair, Sherwood Anderson, Ezra Pound, Dorothy Williams, and January, August and September and three of the issues -January, August and September 1919 - include installments from Ulysses by Joyce. 68 pp each.

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    Condition: Very fragile condition, severe tanning, many covers detached, others with some chipping to the edges, but all covers are present.

    Book ID: 68104
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  • RING SONG: Poems. by Replansky, Naomi.
    Replansky, Naomi.
    RING SONG: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of poems written between 1936 and 1952, nominated for the National Book Award. George Oppen wrote of her in 1981: Naomi Replansky must be counted among the most brilliant American poets. That she has not received adequate praise is one of the major mysteries of the world of poetry." (However, considering that she did not publish another book until 1988, it is perhaps not such a mystery) Her "Collected Poems" (2012) won the 2013 William Carlos Williams Award. Perhaps this very brief, untitled poem will give a hint of the austerity and vividness of her writing: "My spoon was lifted when…

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    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of poems written between 1936 and 1952, nominated for the National Book Award. George Oppen wrote of her in 1981: Naomi Replansky must be counted among the most brilliant American poets. That she has not received adequate praise is one of the major mysteries of the world of poetry." (However, considering that she did not publish another book until 1988, it is perhaps not such a mystery) Her "Collected Poems" (2012) won the 2013 William Carlos Williams Award. Perhaps this very brief, untitled poem will give a hint of the austerity and vividness of her writing: "My spoon was lifted when the bomb came down / That left no face, no hand, no spoon to hold. / Two hundred thousand died in my home town. / This came to pass before my soup was cold." INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "For Annette Rubinstein, in poetry and friendship." 57 pp

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    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (offsetting to the endpapers, sunning to spine of dj, toning to back cover, several small chips at top edge).

    Book ID: 66975
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  • TRUE MINDS. by Ponsot, Marie.
    Ponsot, Marie.
    TRUE MINDS.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    San Francisco: City Lights Books, (1957). The third (and final) printing of what has been called the scarcest of all the titles in the Pocket Poets Series. Ponsot's first collection of poetry - In an interview, Ponsot describes how this book came about - [Lawrence Ferglinghetti - Larry] and I had known each other in Paris, and we used to exchange poems and talk about them, and he had held on to them and wrote to say that he wanted to do a book. He asked me to send anything else I had, and I did, any scraps that were lying around. You can read them now and see theyÕre much less rewritten than anything IÕve done since," The…

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    San Francisco: City Lights Books, (1957). The third (and final) printing of what has been called the scarcest of all the titles in the Pocket Poets Series. Ponsot's first collection of poetry - In an interview, Ponsot describes how this book came about - [Lawrence Ferglinghetti - Larry] and I had known each other in Paris, and we used to exchange poems and talk about them, and he had held on to them and wrote to say that he wanted to do a book. He asked me to send anything else I had, and I did, any scraps that were lying around. You can read them now and see theyÕre much less rewritten than anything IÕve done since," The back cover notes that, as part of the series commitment to a presenting a broad picture of contemporary poetry, this is in "extreme contrast to the bop-apocalypse of Ginsberg's Howl." The first printing consisted of 500 copies, and the succeeding two printings were presumably just as small, or smaller. Small square format.

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    Condition: Very good in stiff stapled wrappers (ownership of poet Elizabeth Harrod, dated in 1962)

    Book ID: 66974
    Keywords: first book, Poetry
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  • THE POEM IS NOT THE WORLD: A Broadside. by Oliver, Mary.
    Oliver, Mary.
    THE POEM IS NOT THE WORLD: A Broadside.

    Edition: Signed broadside.

    Boston: Da Capo Press, 2000. SIGNED first edition - A single poem printed in blue and green on stiff cream paper, and SIGNED by Oliver. Printed letterpress for Da Capo Press to celebrate the publication of 'The Leaf and the Cloud' in which this poem appears.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 61763
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  • NOTES TOWARDS THE DEFINITION OF CULTURE. by Eliot, T. S.
    Eliot, T. S.
    NOTES TOWARDS THE DEFINITION OF CULTURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (1948.) dj. Hardcover first edition -

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (usual offsetting to endpapers, some toning and minor wear to dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 57973
    Keywords: Essays, poetry
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  • A DIFFERENT PERSON: A Memoir. by Merrill, James.
    Merrill, James.
    A DIFFERENT PERSON: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A great American poet - winner of every major prize America can offer its poets, from the Pulitzer to the Bollingen-opens his life to us in a memoir that puts wit, sensibility, and elegance of mind to the service of unflinching autobiographical truth." A presentation copy, INSCRIBED on the title page "with love to J -- from her old neighbor." 271 pp. ISBN: 0-679-423176.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some rubbing to the folds of the dj.)

    Book ID: 56637
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  • POISONED LANDS: And Other Poems. by Montague, John.
    Montague, John.
    POISONED LANDS: And Other Poems.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Philadelphia: Dufour Editions, 1963. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Irish writer's first major collection of poetry - a selection from 10 years worth of work. Includes a few notes by Montague where 'the Irish references might be particularly unfamiliar.' SIGNED on the front endpaper. 59 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dust jacket. (one line underlined, some age toning and light edgewear to the dj.) Very hard to find in the first edition, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 55278
    Keywords: irish writer, Poetry
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  • SELECTED LATER POEMS OF MARIE LUISE KASCHNITZ. by Kaschnitz, Marie Luise, (1901-1974); Mueller, Lisel, translator, signed.
    Kaschnitz, Marie Luise, (1901-1974); Mueller, Lisel, translator, signed.
    SELECTED LATER POEMS OF MARIE LUISE KASCHNITZ.

    Edition: First printing.

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1980.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book length translation of this noted German poet's work into English - most of the poems are from the last two decades of her life, and many deal with confronting the past - that is, the years under Hitler and World War II. Bilingual edition with the original German on the verso, the English translation on the right. Introduction by the translater. SIGNED on the title page by Mueller and uncommon thus. A title in the Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation. xii, 111 pp. ISBN: 0-691-064423.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (short closed tear to back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 55241
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  • A NEW SONG. by Hughes, Langston.
    Hughes, Langston.
    A NEW SONG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: International Workers Order, 1938. First edition - A book published by the IWO "to make available literature which would otherwise be out of the reach of wage earners." In his introduction, Michael Gold describes an incident early in Hughes's career: in 1925, Vachel Lindsay was giving a recital in Washington D.C. and he recited 3 poems by a young unknown Negro poet - Langston Hughes - who was working as a busboy at that dinner at that white man's hotel. In addition to the title poem, this includes 'Song of Spain,' 'The Lynching Song' and 14 others about inequality of all kinds -racial, economic, social -as well as a call for action and justice. Cover illustration by Joe Jones. A slim chapbook. 31 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled illustrated wrappers (slight toning to the lower edges of the covers.)

    Book ID: 53985
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  • MAID: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive. by Land, Stephanie.
    Land, Stephanie.
    MAID: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hachette Books, (2019). SIGNED first edition - A portrait of a young mother surviving by cobbling together working long hours in a physically demanding and sometimes degrading job as a house cleaner and a group of governments benefits (WIC, SNAP, child care credits, etc) that show just how far these are from a realistic "safety net." It begins with the poignant comment that her daughter took her first step in a homeless shelter, where she was living after fleeing an abusive relationship. Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. SIGNED on the title page. 270 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75150
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  • BEYOND ENGINEERING: Essays and Other Attempts to Figure without Equations. by Petroski, Henry.
    Petroski, Henry.
    BEYOND ENGINEERING: Essays and Other Attempts to Figure without Equations.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book by this author and engineer who is perhaps best known for his works on such objects as the book on the bookshelf, the toothpick and the pencil. These essays attempt to bridge the gap between technical and literary cultures. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated by Karen Petroski. Notes and references. xii, 256 pp. ISBN: 0-312-077858.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75148
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  • ISLAND OF THE MAD. by King, Laurie R.
    King, Laurie R.
    ISLAND OF THE MAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes as Mary investigates the disappearance of a woman on a supervised outing from Bedlam. SIGNED on the title page. Author's notes. 306 pp. ISBN: 978-0804177962.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75139
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  • THE DA VINCI CODE. by Brown, Dan.
    Brown, Dan.
    THE DA VINCI CODE.

    Edition: First printing (complete number line.)

    New York: Doubleday, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The runaway bestseller, basis for the movie of the same name. INSCRIBED on the half title page "To -- with my best wishes" and dated March 25, 2003 - the month of publication. 454 pp. ISBN: 0-385-504209.

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

    Book ID: 75137
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  • THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of those impossible to classify novels - part homage to 1940's noir, part alternative history set in the Federal District of Sitka in Alaska where for 60 years Jewish refugees have prospered after the Holocaust and the 1948 collapse of Israel. Winner of the Nebula Award, nominated for the Edgar. INSCRIBED on the title page. 414 pp. ISBN: 978-0007149827.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75132
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  • PORTRAITS. by Avedon, Richard (1923 - 2004)
    Avedon, Richard (1923 - 2004)
    PORTRAITS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early book by Avedon and one of his strongest - it includes over fifty portraits of celebrities, writers and artists from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, including Marilyn Monroe, William F. Buckley, Igor Stravinsky, Marcel Duchamp, Marianne Moore, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Ezra Pound, the Everly Brothers, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jean Genet, Truman Capote, J. Robert Oppenheimer, President Eisenhower and many more. Four of the photographic takes are multi-page fold-outs with Igor Stravinsky, The Chicago Seven, Andy Warhol and Factory Members, and the Mission Council. The final images in the book are moving portraits of his dying father, Jacob Israel Avedon, taken between October…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early book by Avedon and one of his strongest - it includes over fifty portraits of celebrities, writers and artists from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, including Marilyn Monroe, William F. Buckley, Igor Stravinsky, Marcel Duchamp, Marianne Moore, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Ezra Pound, the Everly Brothers, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jean Genet, Truman Capote, J. Robert Oppenheimer, President Eisenhower and many more. Four of the photographic takes are multi-page fold-outs with Igor Stravinsky, The Chicago Seven, Andy Warhol and Factory Members, and the Mission Council. The final images in the book are moving portraits of his dying father, Jacob Israel Avedon, taken between October 1969 and August 1973. Includes an introductory Essay by Harold Rosenberg. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0374236380.

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    Condition: Fine in white boards in a very near fine dust jacket. (slight toning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 75118
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  • CARIBBEAN. by Michener, James M.
    Michener, James M.
    CARIBBEAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Massive novel of the history of islands of the Caribbean. Suggestions for further reading. SIGNED by Michener on the title page. 672 pp plus 1 p on the facts of the islands. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-565614.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (name on half title page, some minor edgewear to the dj, original price of 22.95 still present).

    Book ID: 75115
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  • HEADS, FIGURES AND IDEAS by Moore, Henry
    Moore, Henry
    HEADS, FIGURES AND IDEAS

    Edition: First edition.

    Greenwich, CT. & London: New York Graphic Society and George Rainbird, 1958. dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated throughout with the artist's holograph and drawings. Color autolithograph printed on handmade paper, watermarked with Moore's signature, bound in at the front of the book. Commentary by Geoffrey Grigson. Large format, bound in cloth-backed pictorial boards.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, some edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 75114
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  • Clark, Robert.
    MR. WHITE'S CONFESSION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a complex story of murder set in Minnesota in 1939, winner of the Edgar award for best novel of 1998. SIGNED on the title page. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-312-192177.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75110
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  • BLUE ROOTS : African-American Folk Magic of the Gullah People by Pinckney, Roger
    Pinckney, Roger
    BLUE ROOTS : African-American Folk Magic of the Gullah People

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

    St. Paul, MN: Llewelyn Publications, 1998. First edition - From the back cover: 'On the coast of South Carolina, descendants of former slaves still live in communities that retain the language and beliefs from their ancestors' native Africa. Folklorists & linguists identify them as Gullah. Known elsewhere as voodoo or santia, the Gullah call their brand of magic "the root."' SIGNED by author. Map, photographs, index. 170 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 1-56718524X.

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    St. Paul, MN: Llewelyn Publications, 1998. First edition - From the back cover: 'On the coast of South Carolina, descendants of former slaves still live in communities that retain the language and beliefs from their ancestors' native Africa. Folklorists & linguists identify them as Gullah. Known elsewhere as voodoo or santia, the Gullah call their brand of magic "the root."' SIGNED by author. Map, photographs, index. 170 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 1-56718524X.

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    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75107
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  • HOUSE OF HOUSES by Mora, Pat
    Mora, Pat
    HOUSE OF HOUSES

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A family memoir told in the voices of ancestors by this Mexican American writer. SIGNED on the title page. Several pages of dichos/sayings at the end of the book. 298 pp. ISBN: 0-807072001.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75102
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  • SUMERIAN VISTAS. by Ammons, A. R (1926-2001)
    Ammons, A. R (1926-2001)
    SUMERIAN VISTAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which contains examples both of Ammons' longer poems and his shorter ones. "The Ridge Farm," which begins the book, and "Tombstones," at its center, are fine longer meditations, while "Motion's Holdings," the concluding section, contains a number of his best new shorter poems. 128 pp. ISBN: 0-393024687.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75090
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE REALLY SHORT POEMS OF A. R. AMMONS. by Ammons, A. R (1926-2001)
    Ammons, A. R (1926-2001)
    THE REALLY SHORT POEMS OF A. R. AMMONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 160 very short poems, spanning his entire career and proving that "brevity is the soul of wit." One seems especially appropriate to today "The burdens of the world / on my back / lighten the world / not a whit while / removing them greatly / decreases my specific / gravity." 79 pp. ISBN: 0-393028704.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75088
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  • DIRTY LOVE. by Dubus, Andre III.
    Dubus, Andre III.
    DIRTY LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of four novellas. SIGNED on the title page. 292 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75071
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  • MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN by Lethem, Jonathan.
    Lethem, Jonathan.
    MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sixth novel by this writer who has been called "agressively original," "audaciously assured" inventive, original and much more - this is the story of a young man who must battle his Tourette's syndrome as he attempts to find a killer. Winner of 2000 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the Gold Dagger award. SIGNED on the title page. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-385-491832.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75070
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  • THE BOTTOMS. by Lansdale, Joe R.
    Lansdale, Joe R.
    THE BOTTOMS.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Mysterious Press, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the Edgar for best novel in 2001. A mystery, but also a coming of age story set in racially divided East Texas during the depression era 1930s. SIGNED on the title page. 328 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-7048.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (crease to rear flap of dj)

    Book ID: 75066
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  • THE FERAL DETECTIVE. by Lethem, Jonathan.
    Lethem, Jonathan.
    THE FERAL DETECTIVE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2018). SIGNED first edition - His first detective novel since "Motherless Brooklyn", a novel about "weird, off=the grid America. Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer on the eastern edge of Los Angeles. Shes looking for her friends missing daughter, Arabella, and hires Heist to help. A laconic loner who keeps his pet opossum in a desk drawer, Heist intrigues the sarcastic and garrulous Phoebe. The unlikely pair navigate the enclaves of desert-dwelling vagabonds and find that Arabella is in serious troublecaught in the middle of a violent standoff." SIGNED on the title page. 327 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75064
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  • SOUTH PHOENIX RULES. by Talton, Jon.
    Talton, Jon.
    SOUTH PHOENIX RULES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth mystery set in Phoenix, Arizona, featuring David Mapstone, former history professor, now a consultant and deputy in the Sheriff's department, working on cold cases that become very hot. SIGNED on the title page. This series is especially interesting for the picture it paints of modern Phoenix, a city which literally exploded in size from a city of 100,000 in 1950 to over 4 million now. 213 pp. ISBN: 978-1590588147.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75043
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  • POLAROID LAND PHOTOGRAPHY MANUAL: A Technical Handbook together with POLACOLOR FILM: Polaroid Land Photography Manual. by Adams, Ansel.
    Adams, Ansel.
    POLAROID LAND PHOTOGRAPHY MANUAL: A Technical Handbook together with POLACOLOR FILM: Polaroid Land Photography Manual.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Morgan & Morgan Inc., (1963) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket "This book, for the first time, links the essential needs of serious and professional photography to the instant convenience of the growing Polaroid Land System. Ansel Adams presents, in graphic detail, is unprofessional Polaroid techniques -- including his famous Zone System for Complete Picture Control, adapted for Polaroid. He shows you dozens of ways to use the whole Poiaroid advantages to lighten your workload, and speed you to better picture results in every way." Illustrated with black-and-white photographs by Adams and others, and with graphs and line drawings. Printed on glossy stock throughout. Index. 192 pp. Tipped into the back of the book…

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    New York: Morgan & Morgan Inc., (1963) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket "This book, for the first time, links the essential needs of serious and professional photography to the instant convenience of the growing Polaroid Land System. Ansel Adams presents, in graphic detail, is unprofessional Polaroid techniques -- including his famous Zone System for Complete Picture Control, adapted for Polaroid. He shows you dozens of ways to use the whole Poiaroid advantages to lighten your workload, and speed you to better picture results in every way." Illustrated with black-and-white photographs by Adams and others, and with graphs and line drawings. Printed on glossy stock throughout. Index. 192 pp. Tipped into the back of the book is a very uncommon brochure by Ansel Adams on "Polacolor Film. Polaroid Land Photography Manual." Illustrated in color. 16 pp.

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    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, and overall tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dj. Brochure has no library markings.

    Book ID: 75026
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  • (Shields, David and Ann Hood, signed) D'Ambrosio, Charles, introduction. Amy Bloom, Rick Moody, Kathryn Harrison, Jeffrey Eugenides, and others, contributors.
    COOKING AND STEALING: The Tin House Nonfiction Reader .

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

    New York: Tin House, Bloomsbury, (2004.). SIGNED first edition - The 'best of the nonfiction published' published in the literary magazine 'Tin House.' SIGNED by TWO authors at their contributions: David Shields at his essay on Bill Murray and Ann Hood at "Little Audrey." Also includes contributions from David Gates, Amy Bloom, Rick Moody, Francine Prose, Ann Hood, Russell Banks, Kathryn Harrison, Jeffrey Eugenides, Lisa Zeidner and many others. Introduction by Charles d'Ambrosio. Notes on contributors. 322 pp. ISBN: 1582344868.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 75014
    Keywords: Anthology, essays, magazine
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  • CAIRO AND ITS ENVIRONS. by Lamplough, A. O. [Augustus] and R. Francis.
    Lamplough, A. O. [Augustus] and R. Francis.
    CAIRO AND ITS ENVIRONS.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, 1909. Hardcover first edition - A book which depicts the attractions of Cairo ("one of the most popular of all winter resorts") and its environs in text and with lovely color illustrations. In addition to the sights of Cairo this book includes some more distant places, including Luxor, Aswan, Philae, Thebes, Karnak and more. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and 50 internal color illustrations of watercolors done by the author, each with a printed tissue guard. A large octavo. xxi, 191 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated lavender and gold cloth with gilt highlights and gilt on the top edge (gift inscription dated Christmas 1913, some foxing to the endpapers and discoloration from binder's glue in the gutters, but overall a lovely copy)

    Book ID: 75012
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  • THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. by Anders, Charlie Jane.
    Anders, Charlie Jane.
    THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2019). SIGNED first edition - Award-winning author's second novel, a story of the bonds formed by three women, and set on a "dying planet - divided between a permanently frozen darkness on one side, and blazing endless sunshine on the other. Humanity clings to life, spread across two archaic cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk." SIGNED on the title page.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74997
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  • SEX FOR AMERICA: Politically Inspired Erotica. by [Anthology, signed] Elliott, Stephen, editor. Lydia Millet and Charlie Jane Anders, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Elliott, Stephen, editor. Lydia Millet and Charlie Jane Anders, signed.
    SEX FOR AMERICA: Politically Inspired Erotica.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: HarperPerennial, 2008. SIGNED first edition - A collection of 25 short stories, cartoons and illustrations centered around sex and politics. Contributors include Steve Almond, Jonathan Ames, Charlie Anders, Jami Attenberg, Nick Flynn, James Frey, Avital Gad-Cykman, Daphne Gottlieb, Liz Henry, Keith Knight, Tsaurah Litzky, Lydia Millet, Mistress Morgana, Rick Moody, Vanessa Norton, Susan O'Doherty, Eric Orner, Peter Orner, Michelle Richmond, Jerry Stahl, Anthony Swofford, Michelle Tea, and Alison Tyle. SIGNED by THREE authors: by the editor Stephen Elliott on the title page, and signed by Lydia Millet at her story "Desert Shield" and by Charlie Jane Anders at "Transfixed, Helpless and Out of Control." Illustrated. Notes on contributors. xiii, 270 pp

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (stray ink line on outside edge of textblock).

    Book ID: 74996
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  • THE REMOVES. by Soli, Tatjana.
    Soli, Tatjana.
    THE REMOVES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of the Indian Wars on the Western frontier, told from the viewpoint of three very different characters: the driven George A. Custer; his wife, Libbie; and a young woman captured by the Cheyennes. An engrossing book. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2019. Illustrated with photographs, author's note, bibliography. 370 pp. plus photo credits. ISBN: 978-0374249311.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74991
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