Selected New Listings

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  • MANY THOUSAND GONE: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom. by Hamilton, Virginia. (illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.)
    Hamilton, Virginia. (illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.)
    MANY THOUSAND GONE: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1993). dj. Hardcover first edition - A history of slavery in America, written for children, and focusing on those who escaped slavery and on the Underground Railroad. Includes stories of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Josiah Henson, and others. Beautifully Illustrated with soft full-page black and white drawings by the Dillons. Large format. ISBN: 0-394-828739.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon in the first edition, and in this condition.
    Book ID: 72950
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  • THE JACKAL'S HEAD. by Peters, Elizabeth  [Barbara Mertz].
    Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    THE JACKAL'S HEAD.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Meredith Press, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by the author under this pseudonym, a mystery set in Egypt and preceding her Amelia Peabody series. 244 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair dustjacket (prev owner's name, tear with creasing to back cover of dj, other edgewear, original price of 4.95 still present on flap)
    Book ID: 72953
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  • MORRISON, MERRILL AND COMPANY STOCK CATALOG,
    MORRISON, MERRILL AND COMPANY STOCK CATALOG,
    Edition: First edition.

    Salt Lake City: Morrison, Merrill and Company, 2015. First edition - A stock supplement to their general 1914 catalog issued in conjunction with the Curtis Companies - this trade catalog includes sash, doors, moulding and sundries. Illustrated throughout. A fascinating look at the features considered standard in homes and other buildings in the early 20th century and a valuable resource for anyone restoring a home from that era. Doors and windows feature glazed lace, glazed beveled ovals or stained glass, there are examples of crown molding and bed molding and cove molding, and much more. With a branch warehouse in Pocatello, Idaho, Morrison claims to the greatest diversity of items in stock of any company west of the Mississippi. Cover includes the logo M&M- the mark of reliability. 94 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in stiff blue wrappers ( the outer wrappers are very chipped and worn, but the contents are clean and in very good condition).
    Book ID: 72956
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  • THE BEST OF MICHAEL ROSEN. by Rosen, Michael. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
    Rosen, Michael. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
    THE BEST OF MICHAEL ROSEN.
    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Wetlands Press /RDR Books, (1995). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first significant collection by this award-winning British author of humorous children's poems to appear in the United States. Introduction, partly in rhyme, by Ken and Yetta Goodman. Illustrated by Quentin Blake with blue and black border drawings on every page. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to a school class and signed as "Michael Rosen was here." 120 pp plus notes about the contributors and 4 blank bordered pages. ISBN: 1-571430466.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards (bookplate of teacher on front pastedown).
    Book ID: 72958
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  • SPIDERTOWN. by Rodriguez, Abraham, Jr.
    Rodriguez, Abraham, Jr.
    SPIDERTOWN.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel (second book) by this highly praised Bronx-born Puerto Rican author, the story of young kids in the Bronx caught up in the reckless but high-flying drug world as "runners." SIGNED on title page and dated in the year of publication. 323 pp. ISBN: 1-562828452.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72959
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  • SNOW ANGEL. by Racina, Thom.
    Racina, Thom.
    SNOW ANGEL.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel (published 21 years after his first one) by this Emmy-nominated screenwriter -a thriller of obsessive love. "A brutal double murder, a shocking trial, a woman betrayed by the one man she could trust." Warmly and personally INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-525940308.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72964
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  • THE SQUARE DOLLAR BOYS WAKE UP or Fighting the Trolley Franchise Steal. by Hancock, H. Irving (Harrie, 1868-1922)
    Hancock, H. Irving (Harrie, 1868-1922)
    THE SQUARE DOLLAR BOYS WAKE UP or Fighting the Trolley Franchise Steal.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Henry Altemus Company, (1912). Hardcover first edition - The first book in this very short lived series - just 2 titles both issued in 1912. It was perhaps ahead of its time with a goal of giving the American boy a "complete knowledge of existing political conditions. They will teach our boys to think, to vote properly and to make them better citizens." The "exciting plots" have to do with graft in local government. Plain frontispiece. 253 pp plus 10 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Fair condition only in yellow illustrated covers (soiling and wear to the covers, and to the margins of some pages and endpapers, etc) Still a sturdy and readable copy and rather hard-to-find in any condition,
    Book ID: 72978
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  • MURDER ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD. by Roos, Kelley  (pseudonym of Audrey Kelley, 1912-1982,  and William Roos 1911-1987)
    Roos, Kelley (pseudonym of Audrey Kelley, 1912-1982, and William Roos 1911-1987)
    MURDER ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD.
    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Walker, (1981) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The final mystery by this husband and wife team, set on the island where they themselves live during the summer. The story of a woman who returns to the island three years after she was acquitted of the charge of murdering her husband, even though many islanders still believed in her guilt. Determined to prove her innocence she hires an aging private detective. SIGNED on the half title page by both authors and uncommon thus. 197 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Audrey Newell. ISBN: 0-8027-54368.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 72983
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  • THE EXILE WAITING. by McIntyre, Vonda N.
    McIntyre, Vonda N.
    THE EXILE WAITING.
    Edition: First UK printing, and first trade hardcover edition.

    London: Gollancz, 1976. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by this award-winning writer, originally published in the US in paperback, and nominated for both the Nebula and the Locus Award. "The time is the distant future. Earth has been rendered uninhabitable by terrible storms during which its only city, Center, constructed around a natural cave system, is sealed from the outside. Mischa, a young thief whose capabilities are enhanced by hereditary mutation, is trying to escape with her drug addicted brother from the dominance of her uncle." SIGNED and dated on the title page with the words "best wishes" 255 pp. ISBN: 0-575021896.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket in the distinctive yellow with red lettering.
    Book ID: 72984
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  • SHADOW OF DEATH by Gilpatrick, Noreen.
    Gilpatrick, Noreen.
    SHADOW OF DEATH
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring Seattle police detective Kate MacLean, who is haunted by the image of the dead teenage girl, her hands folded and her clothes neatly arranged. SIGNED on the title page. 385 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-5150.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72985
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  • THE PLUNGER: A Tale of the Wheat Pit. by Dies, Edward Jerome
    Dies, Edward Jerome
    THE PLUNGER: A Tale of the Wheat Pit.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Covici Friede, 1929. Hardcover first edition - A fictionalized and sympathetic biography of Benjamin P. Hutchinson, "Old Hutch," one of the first of the great speculators in commodity futures - in this case, wheat - between the 1870s to the early 1890s. Interesting look at how these markets work, the bulls who buy and the bears who short the commodities - at the time, plungers - those who went all out to control the markets - were considered heroes. Among other famous plungers who appear in this book are J. D. Armour and Joe Leiter. Illustrated with photographs. 249 pp.

    Condition: Very good in gold cloth - usual toning to the pages, some soiling to the covers, but a tight and straight copy. Comment "a very interesting record" on the front pastedown.
    Book ID: 72995
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  • SAVING RED. by Sones, Sonya.
    Sones, Sonya.
    SAVING RED.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2016). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel written in poetic form, telling the story of Molly and her attempts to "save" Red, a young homeless woman in Santa Monica, "reckless, wild and a lot of fun" but who didn't want to be saved. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication Author's note and list of resources. 440 pp. ISBN: 978-0062370280.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 72997
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  • WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS. by Davies, Linda
    Davies, Linda
    WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a thriller set in the world of international finance, drug dealing and arms smuggling, ranging from Vietnam to Vancouver. Eva Cunningham, who has been living in self-imposed exile in Vietnam for eight years, is persuaded to go undercover by the British Secret Intelligence Service. SIGNED on the title page. 355 pp. ISBN: 0-385480385.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72999
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  • UNIVERSE 4. by [Anthology signed] Carr, Terry, editor; Gregory Benford, signed.
    [Anthology signed] Carr, Terry, editor; Gregory Benford, signed.
    UNIVERSE 4.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1974) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthology containing 8 original short stories by Jack Vance, Robert Silverberg, R. A. Lafferty, Pamela Sargent and others. SIGNED by Gregory Benford at the story he co-wrote with Gordon Ecklund "If the Stars are Gods." 247 pp. Uncommon in the hardcover first, and especially so signed. ISBN: 0-385-114141.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 73005
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  • THE BRIGHTEST SUN.  by Benson, Adrienne.
    Benson, Adrienne.
    THE BRIGHTEST SUN.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Park Row Books, (2018). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel. Set in Kenya in the 1990s, this follows three women and the connections between them - one is an American anthropologist who has just given birth to her first child, the second is a lonely expat wife, and the third is a Maasai woman who is unable to bear children of her own. SIGNED on the title page. 323 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 73008
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  • THE HEART OF HENRY QUANTUM. by Harding, Pepper.
    Harding, Pepper.
    THE HEART OF HENRY QUANTUM.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book under this pseudonym. Set in San Francisco, during the course of a single day, this is the story of "a quirky, socially awkward man goes on a quest to find his wife a last-minute Christmas gift and encounters several distractions including bumping into his ex-girlfriend who may have been the one who got away." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Author's postscript. 280 pp. ISBN: 978-1501126802.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 73009
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  • MEL OLIVER AND SPACE ROVER ON MARS. by Morrison, William (pseudonym of Joseph Samachson, 1906-1980)
    Morrison, William (pseudonym of Joseph Samachson, 1906-1980)
    MEL OLIVER AND SPACE ROVER ON MARS.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Gnome Press, Publishers, (1954) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first science fiction book for young adults - introducing Mel Oliver who stows away on a spaceship bound for Mars where he becomes involved in an interplanetary circus after helping to recapture some of the animals who had escaped. Although the dust jacket indicates that this was to be the first book in a teen-age sf series, it appears to be the only one published. 191 pp.

    Condition: Good only in a fair dust jacket (gift inscription dated on front endpaper, overall edgewear, rubbing and chipping to the dj)
    Book ID: 73011
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  • OVER THERE WITH THE ENGINEERS AT CAMBRAI, #5 in the series. by Ralphson, Captain George H.  (1879-1940)
    Ralphson, Captain George H. (1879-1940)
    OVER THERE WITH THE ENGINEERS AT CAMBRAI, #5 in the series.
    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, (1920). Hardcover first edition - World War I series written by an author who was best known for his longer Boy Scouts series, written in the years leading up to World War I. This title was one of two published in 1920. Glossy frontispiece. 250 pp plus 6 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards with red and dark blue lettering - usual toning to the pages and endpapers, some rubbing to the lettering on the spine, but overall a clean and tight copy.
    Book ID: 73013
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  • RAYMOND OR LIFE AND DEATH with Examples of the Evidence for Survival of Memory and Affection after Death with Eighteen Illustrations by Lodge, Sir Oliver J.
    Lodge, Sir Oliver J.
    RAYMOND OR LIFE AND DEATH with Examples of the Evidence for Survival of Memory and Affection after Death with Eighteen Illustrations
    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: George H. Doran, (1916). Hardcover first edition - Although Lodge was best known as a physicist and inventor in the field of in electromagnetics, and the holder of several patents, he also began to study psychical phenomena, especially telepathy, as early as the 1880s. This book, his most controversial, was written after his youngest son, the Raymond of the title, was killed during a German bombardment near Ypres in 1915. Lodge and his wife attended a number of seances with the medium Gladys Osborne Leonard, and became convinced that they were in contact with their son through her. This book chronicles Raymond's brief life and supposed communications including his descriptions of the Spirit world. Illustrated with eighteen photographs on glossy paper. Index. 404 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth with gold lettering (gift inscription dated 1918, some shelfwear to the boards)
    Book ID: 73014
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  • NEWS OF THE WORLD. by Jiles, Paulette.
    Jiles, Paulette.
    NEWS OF THE WORLD.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2016). SIGNED first edition - Novel nominated for the National Book Award. "In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction." SIGNED on the title page. Note from the author. 211 pp. Advance copies of this book are uncommon, and especially so signed.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 72918
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  • CALIBAN 6. by (McClure, Michael, signed.) Smith, Lawrence R. editor.
    (McClure, Michael, signed.) Smith, Lawrence R. editor.
    CALIBAN 6.
    Edition: First printing.

    Ann Arbor: Caliban, 1989. SIGNED first edition - An innovative literary journal of fiction, essays, poetry and photographs. This issue includes works by William Stafford, Gerald Vizenor, Janet Kauffman, Toi Dericotte, James Tate, Charles Baxter and more. SIGNED by Michael McClure at his poem "Politics of the Soul." Notes on contributors. 217 pp plus advertisements. ISBN: 0890-7269.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 72919
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  • SIX SURVIVED. by Apcar, Araxe.
    Apcar, Araxe.
    SIX SURVIVED.
    Edition: First edition, a trade paperback.

    By the author, (1988). SIGNED first edition - An account of an Armenian family living in Japan during World War II, at first in Yokohama and later (when their house was taken from them) in the mountains, written according to the preface primarily for her grandchildren. Mike Apcar was born in Japan and had a brokerage business there, but he was a French citizen since the French offered shelter to the Armenians after the massacre of 1917; Araxe was of Armenian descent but was born in the US. Together they had five children, one of whom did not survive the war. Mike was arrested right after the US declared war on Japan, and he was detained for 14 months. SIGNED on the title page. 226 pp

    Condition: Good condition only in glossy white wrappers (tear to front cover at side of spine, some soiling to the covers, contents clean and tight).
    Book ID: 72930
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  • THE 1975 ANNUAL WORLD'S BEST SF. by [Anthology, signed] Wollheim, Donald A with Arthur W. Saha., editors; George R.R. Martin, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Wollheim, Donald A with Arthur W. Saha., editors; George R.R. Martin, signed.
    THE 1975 ANNUAL WORLD'S BEST SF.
    Edition: Book club edition: the first hardcover printing.

    New York: DAW Books, (1975) dj. SIGNED hardcover - includes ten stories by Isaac Asimov, Craig Strete, Alfred Bester, George R. R. Martin, Michael Bishop, Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth, Gordon R. Dickson and others. SIGNED by Martin at his story "A Song for Lye" and uncommon thus. ix, 275 pp. Cover art by Richard V. Corben.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.
    Book ID: 72938
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  • OUT OF BOUNDS. by McDermid, Val.
    McDermid, Val.
    OUT OF BOUNDS.
    Edition: First printing.

    London: Little Brown, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning writer's 30th novel. Features Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie, head of the Historic Cases Unit (cold cases). Gold seal on front cover of dust jacket stating that this is a special collector's edition with a bonus short story ("The Wagon Mound") SIGNED on the title page. 421 pp plus 11 pp short story. ISBN: 978-1408706916.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (some spine slant).
    Book ID: 72943
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  • THE LAST PARADISE. by Houston, James D.
    Houston, James D.
    THE LAST PARADISE.
    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in Hawaii, where Travis Doyle, a Vietnam vet and insurance claims adjuster, has been sent to investigate a fire at the site of geothermal evacuations near an active volcano. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the 1999 American Book Award. The second volume in the Literature of the American West series. 364 pp. ISBN: 0-806130334.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some sunning to spine of dj)
    Book ID: 72877
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  • HONOLULU; SKETCHES OF LIFE - Social, Political and Religious, in the Hawaiian Islands From 1828 to 1861, with a Supplementary Sketch of Events to the Present Time, 1880 by Judd, Laura Fish (1804-1872)
    Judd, Laura Fish (1804-1872)
    HONOLULU; SKETCHES OF LIFE - Social, Political and Religious, in the Hawaiian Islands From 1828 to 1861, with a Supplementary Sketch of Events to the Present Time, 1880
    Edition: Reprint.

    Honolulu, Members of the Judd Family, 2003. Hardcover - Reissue of a book originally published in 1861, and reissued several times with additional materia; this edition includes a new introductory note by C. Dudley Pratt Jr . Anecdotal, first-hand account by the wife of Gerrit P. Judd, who renounced his American citizenship to become an advisor and minister to King Kamehameha II. Laura and her husband, first arrived in Hawaii in 1828 to serve as missionaries, but quickly became very involved in island life. Frontispiece portrait. Index. xii, 209 pp.

    Condition: Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover.
    Book ID: 72884
    Keywords: Hawaii and Pacific
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  • KILLFILE. by Farnsworth, Christopher.
    Farnsworth, Christopher.
    KILLFILE.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A high-tech thriller which combines history, biotechnology, action, and adventure. "John Smith possesses a special gift that seems more like a curse: he can access other peoples thoughts." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 328 pp. ISBN: 978-0062416407.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)
    Book ID: 72885
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  • WHITE THORN. by Darrough, Rose.
    Darrough, Rose.
    WHITE THORN.
    Edition: First printing.

    Dallas, Texas: Kaleidograph Press, (1938) dj. Hardcover first edition - A slim collecton of poems by this California author - the title poem and "Shut-in" both won the San Francisco Redeiell Poetry Cup in 1936 and 1937 respectively. 49 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a good dustjacket (tears and edgewear to the dj, missing approx 1 inch at base of dj spine, but it protected the book quite well). Uncommon.
    Book ID: 72888
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  • IN PATAGONIA. by Chatwin, Bruce (1940 - 1989)
    Chatwin, Bruce (1940 - 1989)
    IN PATAGONIA.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Chatwin's first book, one which redefined travel writing, a record of a six month stay in Patagonia in 1974 but much more, including reflections on his childhood and the stories of other travellers to the area. Chatwin himself called it a "Quest or Wonder Voyage. It is about wandering and exile and its structure is as old as literature itself." Sources. 203 pp. ISBN: 0-671-400452.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease to corner of front flap of dj).
    Book ID: 72891
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  • DON'T PARADE ON MY REIGN: The "Farley" Comic Strip Appearances of "His Wiiliness", San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.
 by Frank, Phil.
    Frank, Phil.
    DON'T PARADE ON MY REIGN: The "Farley" Comic Strip Appearances of "His Wiiliness", San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: A Bashford/Gatti/Shultz Productions, (2003). SIGNED first edition - A selection from 8 years of Farley comic strips. INSCRIBED by the cartoonist on the title page. Oblong format. 152 pp. ISBN: 0-974751405.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 72904
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  • I'M A DUCK. by Sloat, Teri.
    Sloat, Teri.
    I'M A DUCK.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A young duck glories in being a duck - "Yup, by some magnificent stroke of good luck, I'm a duck" Story and pictures by Teri Sloat, a book which will appeal to very young children and adults, both. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Large format, unpaginated. Promotional materials laid in including a card with "quack facts.". ISBN: 978-0399242748.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 72824
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  • SEA BONES. by Barner, Bob.
    Barner, Bob.
    SEA BONES.
    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2015.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Filled with colorful illustrations and "incredible fishy facts about vertebrates, invertebrates, endoskeletons, and exoskeletons, plus an underwater informational chart" SIGNED by the author/illustrator on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1452125008.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)
    Book ID: 72825
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  • WHICH WAY TO THE FUTURE: Selected Essays from Analog. by Schmidt, Stanley.
    Schmidt, Stanley.
    WHICH WAY TO THE FUTURE: Selected Essays from Analog.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of essays originally published during the 1990s from this physicist and long time editor of Analog - many deal with environmental issues, education and government - and underlying each is the emphasis on being open to new solutions. SIGNED on the title page. Introduction by Marvin Minsky. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-765301040.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72826
    Keywords: Essays, science fiction
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  • AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE. by Jones, Tayari.
    Jones, Tayari.
    AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2018). SIGNED first edition - Jones' acclaimed fourth novel - praise from Michael Chabon, Amy Bloom and Tom Perrotta who says that this "asks hard questions about injustice and betrayal, and answers them with a heartbreaking and genuinely suspenseful love story in which nobody's wrong and everybody's wounded. Tayari Jones has written a complex and important novel about people trapped in a tragic situation, struggling to reconcile their responsibilities and desires." SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp with letter to the reader from Jones bound in at front of book.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.
    Book ID: 72828
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  • MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY. by de la Pena, Matt. Illustrated and signed by Ana Ramirez.
    de la Pena, Matt. Illustrated and signed by Ana Ramirez.
    MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY.
    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Disney Press, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story about friendship, family and the power of music by this Newbery Medal winning writer, inspired by the Disney/Pixar film 'Coco.' SIGNED on the front endpaper with a very small drawing by the illustrator, Ana Ramirez. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1368023719.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 72829
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  • THE SEA BIRDS ARE STILL ALIVE: Collected Stories by Bambara, Toni Cade
    Bambara, Toni Cade
    THE SEA BIRDS ARE STILL ALIVE: Collected Stories
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her fourth book, a collection of ten stories, mostly of Black life, although the long title story is set on a freighter filled with refugees from a war-torn Asian country. 208 pp . ISBN: 0-394-481437.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (one short closed tear to upper edge of dj, original price of $7.95 still present)
    Book ID: 72830
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  • A VERSION OF LOVE. by Dillon, Millicent.
    Dillon, Millicent.
    A VERSION OF LOVE.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in California and Mexico in the late 1950s and early 1960s, this is a novel about women, hysteria, and the profession of psychiatry as practiced by men. Carolyn See called it "By turns tantalizing, chilling, spellbinding...an icy dissection of how men and women can drive each other completely berserk." SIGNED on the title page by the author, who is best known for her work on the writers Jane Bowles and Paul Bowles. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-393052168.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72835
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  • KATE WARNE, PINKERTON DETECTIVE. by Moss, Marissa; April Chu, illustrator.
    Moss, Marissa; April Chu, illustrator.
    KATE WARNE, PINKERTON DETECTIVE.
    Edition: First printing.

    Creston Books, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - According to the author, this children's book was written both "to introduce an important character in 19th-century history, the first woman detective in the country and to redeem Allan Pinkerton's reputation. Pinkerton and his agency are now chiefly known for violent union-busting tactics, but that wasn't during Allan Pinkerton's lifetime. Rather it was a sharp turn his sons took. Pinkerton himself was a young radical in Scotland, agitating for workers' rights. In fact, he was so successful, the British government considered him a criminal and he had to leave the country or risk arrest. In his new adopted home in Chicago, Pinkerton's house became a busy stop on the Underground Railroad and he was friends with John Brown. He went on to hire people who were generally considered 'undesirable,' including heavily-accented immigrants and women. He was so impressed with Kate Warne, his first female agent, he put her in charge of a whole women's division." An interesting story beautifully illustrated by April Chu. SIGNED by BOTH the author and the illustrator on the illustrated title page, and dated in the year of publication. Author's historical note, bibliography. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1939547330.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards (a new copy)
    Book ID: 72837
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  • MURDER. by Hall, Parnell.
    Hall, Parnell.
    MURDER.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second mystery, and the second featuring private detective Stanley Hastings, who is not sure he really wants to be a detective, but is just a regular guy trying to get along. SIGNED on the title page. 256 pp. ISBN: 1556110588.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72852
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  • TABLE MONEY. by Breslin, Jimmy.
    Breslin, Jimmy.
    TABLE MONEY.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in 1970, where Medal of Honor winner Owney Morrison has returned from Vietnam to his home in Queens. He works at digging tunnels during the day and escapes with drink at night - not just from his memories but from everything, including his wife Dolores and their child. SIGNED on the half title page. 435 pp. ISBN: 0-899193129.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (one short closed tear to back cover of dj)
    Book ID: 72871
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  • A YEAR IN RUSSIA.
 by Baring, Maurice (1874-1945).
    Baring, Maurice (1874-1945).
    A YEAR IN RUSSIA.
    Edition: First printing.

    London: Methuen, (1907). Hardcover first edition - Contains the day to day journal entries which describe the events of 1905 to 1906 as seen by Baring - who was also a novelist, dramatist and poet, as well as a travel writer and newspaper correspondent. Begins with the ending of the Russo-Japanese War in August and September 1905 and continues through the dissolution of the Duma in August 1906. Index. xix, 319 pp, 40 pp publishers catalogue.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth with gold lettering, no dust jacket. Toning, especially to endpapers, front hinge cracking.
    Book ID: 72872
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  • ELEVEN ELEVEN {1111} Journal of Literature & Art, Volume Two, 2005. by LaValle, Victor, signed; Chlala, Youmna and Brent Foster Jones, editors
    LaValle, Victor, signed; Chlala, Youmna and Brent Foster Jones, editors
    ELEVEN ELEVEN {1111} Journal of Literature & Art, Volume Two, 2005.
    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: California College of the Arts, 2005. First edition - An annual journal of poetry, fiction, interviews, essays and art. INSCRIBED by Victor LaValle at his story "Perish." Also includes work by Michelle Cliff, Nami Mun, Peter Orner,Wangechi Mutu, Alison Bing and others. Illustrated throughout in both full color and black and white, Square format. Notes on contributors. 125 pp plus advertisements. ISBN: 1548-243x.

    Condition: Very good minus in black and white wrappers (peeled spot on front cover, contents near fine.)
    Book ID: 47576
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  • THE ADDICTED SOCIETY: Pleasure-Seeking and Punishment Revisited. by Fort, Joel M. D.
    Fort, Joel M. D.
    THE ADDICTED SOCIETY: Pleasure-Seeking and Punishment Revisited.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - An update to his classic study, "The Pleasure Seekers" this begins with the question "Does anyone care?" and goes on to describe a society where addictive substances -including legal ones like alcohol, caffeine and nicotine - are increasingly a part of our society. He points out the criminalization of just a small portion of these substances and the application of drug laws hide the real issue - one which is becoming more obvious now that addiction to prescription opiates is becoming one of the pressing health issues in the US. Bibliography, index. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-949522346.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 72794
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  • TELEX FROM CUBA. by Kushner, Rachel.
    Kushner, Rachel.
    TELEX FROM CUBA.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her first novel, set in the American community in Cuba - the 300,000 acres of United Fruit Company sugarcane - in the years leading up to Castro's revolution. Nominated for the National Book Award. 322 pp. ISBN: 141656103x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72802
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  • A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES. by Gabaldon, Diana.
    Gabaldon, Diana.
    A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sixth in the Outlander series of historical and time-travelling novels following the story of Claire and Jamie Fraser. It is 1772 and the colonies are on the eve of Revolution. SIGNED on the title page. A massive book at 980 pp. ISBN: 0-385-324162.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good silver foil dust jacket (some creasing near the edges of the dj, scratch on front cover of dj).
    Book ID: 72803
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  • MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN.  by Vacca, Corina.
    Vacca, Corina.
    MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, (2013). SIGNED first edition - Winner of the Delacorte Press Prize for a First YA Novel. The Horn Book review states that this book "captures both the disheartening helplessness of the situation and the boys' reckless resistance: 'We cross a landfill on our way to school. We swim in creek water that smells like nail polish remover . . . We are not fools. We are brave and brilliant.' There is power and hope in that kind of statement, and Jason's coming-of-age tale, though dark, is full of both. SIGNED on the first page. 185 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 72806
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  • MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN.  by Vacca, Corina.
    Vacca, Corina.
    MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, (2013). SIGNED first edition - Winner of the Delacorte Press Prize for a First YA Novel. The Horn Book review states that this book "captures both the disheartening helplessness of the situation and the boys' reckless resistance: 'We cross a landfill on our way to school. We swim in creek water that smells like nail polish remover . . . We are not fools. We are brave and brilliant.' There is power and hope in that kind of statement, and Jason's coming-of-age tale, though dark, is full of both. INSCRIBED on the first page. 185 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (creasing to first page).
    Book ID: 72807
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  • BLOOD TRUTH: A Rick Cahill Novel. by Coyle, Matt.
    Coyle, Matt.
    BLOOD TRUTH: A Rick Cahill Novel.
    Edition: First printing.

    Longboat Key, FL: Oceanview Publishing, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth thriller in the award-winning series featuring private investigator Rick Cahill, set in La Jolla, California. When his old family home is being remodeled a safe is found that unlocks clues about why his father was kicked off the police force 27 years ago. SIGNED on the title page. 374 pp. ISBN: 978-1608092390.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72809
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  • FATAL FORTUNE. by Babson, Marian  (pseudonym of Ruth Stenstreem, 1929-2017) .
    Babson, Marian (pseudonym of Ruth Stenstreem, 1929-2017) .
    FATAL FORTUNE.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The granddaughter of a dying American millionaire makes a hasty trip to Europe to bring back her young nephew who is in a dangerous situation - and she soon finds that she has attracted a variety of watchers. SIGNED on the title page with the words "with all good wishes." 175 pp. ISBN: 0-312054289.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72771
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  • ALWAYS A PEOPLE: Oral Histories of Contemporary Woodland Indians.     by Kohn, Rita and W. Lynwood Montell.
    Kohn, Rita and W. Lynwood Montell.
    ALWAYS A PEOPLE: Oral Histories of Contemporary Woodland Indians.
    Edition: First printing.

    Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana University Press. (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which sets out to honor twentieth century Woodland People, who form a "distinctive, related, cohesive Native American culture." Interviewees include Philip V. Alexis and Frank Bush, Potawatomie; Sharon Burkybile, Miami; Victoria Daugherty, Shawnee/Delaware; Keller George, Oneida; Patricia A. Hrabik, Chippewa, and many more. Oil portraits by Evelyn J. Ritter. Introduction by R. David Edmunds, project consultant and associate editor. Afterword by Michelle Mannering. Index. xix, 297 pp. ISBN: 0-253-332982.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Printed on heavy glossy stock.
    Book ID: 61349
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  • THE TWO SISTERS.  by Bates, H. E.
    Bates, H. E.
    THE TWO SISTERS.
    Edition: First thus.

    New York & Wallington, Surrey, UK: Severn House. (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - Attractive hardcover reissue of a Bates' first novel (second book) originally published in 1926, with an introduction by Edward Garrett. This is a slowly unfolding story of two sisters who are love with the same man. 219 pp. ISBN: 0-7278-42927.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 61357
    Keywords: Classics, first novel
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  • A PAUSE IN THE DESERT: and Other Stories.  by Farge, Oliver La.
    Farge, Oliver La.
    A PAUSE IN THE DESERT: and Other Stories.
    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1957. dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon collection of short stories by this Pulitzer Prize winning writer and noted anthrolopolist. He "covers many aspects of everyday life in these sixteen stories, which range from an old man facing death alone in the Mexican bush to some boys facing the responsibilities of life at St. Peter's school; from the science fiction world of computing machines to the world of gourmets; and from the violent death of a man off the Rhode Island coast to the quiet death of a marriage in New Mexico." 235 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.(some edgewear and short closed tears to dj, original price of $3.50 still present on flap)
    Book ID: 61360
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  • McMurry, Alan.
    JUST A LITTLE LYNCHING NOW AND THEN...
    Edition: First edition.

    By the author, (1988). First edition - A history of Siskiyou County and Yreka, focusing on several notorious crimes and two lynchings - the first of four men in 1885, one of whom might have been innocent - and the second in 1935, the lynching of Clyde Johnson, the 2nd to last such event in California. Focuses on the stories of George Hall (whom the sheriff protected from lynching and who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death), Clyde Johnson and the Brite Brothers. The father of the author, Charles McMurry, was the Court Reporter in the 1930s. 313 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in pale yellow printed wrappers - a clean tight copy, but the glued binding is very fragile.
    Book ID: 61362
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  • WOMEN ON THE MARGINS: THREE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LIVES. by Davis, Natalie Zemon.
    Davis, Natalie Zemon.
    WOMEN ON THE MARGINS: THREE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LIVES.
    Edition: First edition.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on Glikl's memoirs, Marie's autobiography and correspondence, and Maria's writings on entomology and botany, this reconstructs the stories of three 17th century women who were not noblewomen, but "living in the margins" - "Glikl bas Judah Leib was a merchant of Hamburg and Metz whose Yiddish autobiography blends folktales with anecdotes about her two marriages, her twelve children, and her business. Marie de l'Incarnation, widowed young, became a mystic visionary among the Ursuline sisters and cofounder of the first Christian school for Amerindian women in North America. Her letters are a rich source of information about the Huron, Algonquin, Montagnais, and Iroquois peoples of Quebec. Maria Sibylla Merian, a German painter and naturalist, produced an innovative work on tropical insects based on lore she gathered from the Carib, Arawak, and African women of Suriname." Photographs, extensive notes, index, 360 pp. ISBN: 0-674-95520.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (price clipped)
    Book ID: 61335
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  • STARMAN JONES. by Heinlein, Robert A.
    Heinlein, Robert A.
    STARMAN JONES.
    Edition: First printing..

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1953) dj. Hardcover first edition - Classic juvenile science fiction novel, the story of Max Jones, a "poor boy with an eidetic memory from one of the worst of HeinleinÕs typically dystopic future Earths" and his friendship with a strange little animal - a spider puppy named Mr. Chips. Illustrated by Clifford Geary. Both the Scribner's logo and the "A" on the copyright page. 305 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (light creasing to the lower corners of a few pages, price-clipped) .
    Book ID: 72749
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  • CALIFORNIA PIONEER REGISTER AND INDEX 1542-1848, Including Inhabitants of California, 1769-1800 and List of Pioneers; Extracted from the History of California. by Bancroft, Hubert Howe.
    Bancroft, Hubert Howe.
    CALIFORNIA PIONEER REGISTER AND INDEX 1542-1848, Including Inhabitants of California, 1769-1800 and List of Pioneers; Extracted from the History of California.
    Edition: Reprint.

    Baltimore MD: Clearfield Co/Genealogical Publishing Co. (1990). Hardcover - The first section includes a list of over 1700 male inhabitants through 1800; the pioneer register has longer entries for each person. Reprint of a work originally published in 1964. 392 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in dark blue boards with gilt lettering on spine.
    Book ID: 72750
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  • THE RETURN. by Aldrin, Buzz and John Barnes.
    Aldrin, Buzz and John Barnes.
    THE RETURN.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel written in collaboration by this Apollo II astronaut and science fiction writer, John Barnes. SIGNED by Buzz Aldrin (in silver) on the title page. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-312-874243.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72754
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  • EVERYBODY SMOKES IN HELL. by Ridley, John.
    Ridley, John.
    EVERYBODY SMOKES IN HELL.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's third novel, a wild romp set in Los Angeles, peopled by dope dealers, two-bit criminals, Hollywood agents, and working joes. Ridley is best known for his work in televsion and the movies, both as a writer and director - he wrote the screenplay for the Oscar award winning film "Twelve Years a Slave." SIGNED on the title page. 236 pp. ISBN: 0-375-401431.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72761
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  • THE RIVER SORROW. by Holden, Craig.
    Holden, Craig.
    THE RIVER SORROW.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Michigan author's first book, a highly praised literary thriller, featuring a young doctor, a former addict who had beaten his habit and gotten a 2nd chance, and an old-time police detective whose gut instincts tell him that the doctor is responsible for the murders that have shattered this small Midwest city. INSCRIBED on the title page "For .. . . thanks for the start" and dated in the year of publication. 386 pp. ISBN: 0-385-312075.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72762
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  • THE BRIDEGROOM: Stories. by Ha Jin.
    Ha Jin.
    THE BRIDEGROOM: Stories.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of twelve short stories by the author of the National Book Award winning "Waiting." Each story is set in contemporary China, in Muji City, the setting for "Waiting."SIGNED on the title page. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-375-420673.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72765
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  • LETTERS TO JOHN BULL AND OTHERS. by [Davies, David, Baron of Llandinam, 1880-1944] Robert the Peeler.
    [Davies, David, Baron of Llandinam, 1880-1944] Robert the Peeler.
    LETTERS TO JOHN BULL AND OTHERS.
    Edition: First edition.

    London: Williams & Norgate, 1931. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A work published pseudonymously by David Davies, a Welsh liberal politician and philanthropist, and strong supporter of the League of Nations, written after the Great War had devastated Europe and at a time when there was already a sense that more trouble was brewing. "Short, terse, witty, and to the point, this little volume throws a vivid light upon many post-war international problems and points the way to Disarmament and World Peace." INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To Mr Sherer, with pleasant recollections of our trip on the Aquitania and with all fond wishes from the author, Davies" and dated in 1938. (Mr Sherer is presumably Albert W. Sherer of Chicago, (1884-1973) who worked in advertising and publishing, served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago.) Illustrations by Mendoza. 139 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to the pages, offsetting to the endpapers).
    Book ID: 72766
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  • SO SOON DONE FOR. by Babson, Marian  (pseudonym of Ruth Stenstreem, 1929-2017) .
    Babson, Marian (pseudonym of Ruth Stenstreem, 1929-2017) .
    SO SOON DONE FOR.
    Edition: First printing.

    London: The Crime Club / Harper Collins, (1979) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in the exclusive Crozier Crescent neighborhood in London, where a family of squatters have moved into a house left vacant while its owners are traveling abroad.At times funny, at times poignant or insightful, this is not a typical mystery novel - the murder does not even occur until almost the very end - but part of the appeal of reading Babson is the fact that sometimes her books are hard to pigeonhole. SIGNED on the title page. In 1996 Babson received the Crime Writers' Association "Dagger in the Library" award for her body of work.. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-312-139691.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (hint of spine slant, . Uncommon signed
    Book ID: 72674
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  • CHAMPION: The Story of a Bull Terrier. by Barker, K. F.
    Barker, K. F.
    CHAMPION: The Story of a Bull Terrier.
    Edition: First printing.

    London & New York: Country Life / Charles Scribner's Sons, (1936). Hardcover first edition - The story of a bull terrier's friendship with a black poodle. Embedded in this rather sentimental story is a good deal of information about the behavior of dogs, training, etc. Illustrated by the author with a frontispiece and 7 full page colored plates on tan stock and numerous drawings in the text. Oversized format, 159 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in yellow boards with red lettering - some noticeable staining to the front cover, bookplate, but the contents are clean, the binding is sturdy.
    Book ID: 72676
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  • LOTERA CARDS AND FORTUNE POEMS: A Book of Lives. by Herrera, Juan Felipe; illustrated by Artemio Rodriguez.
    Herrera, Juan Felipe; illustrated by Artemio Rodriguez.
    LOTERA CARDS AND FORTUNE POEMS: A Book of Lives.
    Edition: Later printing.

    San Francisco: City Lights Books, (1999). SIGNED hardcover - A book which pairs the artwork of Mexican artist Artemio Rodriguez with the poetry of Juan Felipe Herrera, the former US poet laureate.
    The linoleum cuts and the poems are based on the imagery ofla lotera, a popular folkloric game of chance which originated in 18th-century colonial Mexico and is still quite popular today. Rodriguez's prints are not the traditional loteria images, but modern adaptations with a strong sense of humor, and Herrera's sometimes poignant poems were written in direct response to these images. SIGNED by Herrera on the title page. 208 pp plus a final image. ISBN: 978-0872863590.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards. No statement of printing, but it has a 13 digit isbn.
    Book ID: 72678
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  • A GRAIN OF WHEAT by Ngugi wa Thiong'o (James)
    Ngugi wa Thiong'o (James)
    A GRAIN OF WHEAT
    Edition: Revised edition - later trade paperback printing.

    London: Heinemann, (ca 1998, c 1986). SIGNED - A title in the African Writers Series under the editorship of Chinua Achebe, originally published in 1967. Novel about Kenya on the verge of independence. This was recently named as one of the 12 best African books of the 20th century by a panel of 16 African scholars at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair, and many feel that Ngugi wa Thiong'o should have already received the Nobel Prize for literature. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-435-908367.

    Condition: Very good minus in glossy illustrated wrappers (crinkling to the lower corners of the last several pages).
    Book ID: 72682
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  • STUDY FOR THE WORLD'S BODY: New and Selected Poems. by St. John, David.
    St. John, David.
    STUDY FOR THE WORLD'S BODY: New and Selected Poems.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1994). SIGNED first edition - Contain selections from his previous collections of poems: 'Hush', 'The Shore', 'No Heaven' & 'Terraces Of Rain'--as well as a collection of new poems entitled 'Merlin'. The long title poem is the final one in this book. SIGNED in full on the title page and also INSCRIBED on the half title page "For --These poems of so many years of study!! With all best wishes, David." Notes. 142pp. ISBN: 0-06-0950161.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 72685
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • DEAD MAN'S HAND: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table.
 by [Anthology, signed] Penzler, Otto, editor. Signed by Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Mosley, Parnell Hall, Jeffery Deaver and John Lescroart.
    [Anthology, signed] Penzler, Otto, editor. Signed by Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Mosley, Parnell Hall, Jeffery Deaver and John Lescroart.
    DEAD MAN'S HAND: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Anthology collecting fifteen original short stories set at the poker table including Walter Mosley's "Mister In-Between," "One Dollar Jackpot" by Michael Connelly, Laura Lippman's "Hardly Knew Her," and works by Joyce Carol Oates, Alexander McCall Smith, Jeffery Deaver, Parnell Hall, Sam Hill, Peter Robinson, John Lescroart, and others. SIGNED by SIX contributors - by Otto Penzler on the title page with the comment "Know when to fold'em!" and by Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Mosley, Jeffery Deaver, Parnell Hall and John Lescroart at their stories. Foreword by Otto Penzler and introduction by Howard Lederer. xv, 384 pp. ISBN: 9780151012770.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)
    Book ID: 72686
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE:  Best of the Small Presses, First Edition 1976 - 1977 Edition. by Bill Henderson, Bill, editor.
    Bill Henderson, Bill, editor.
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE: Best of the Small Presses, First Edition 1976 - 1977 Edition.
    Edition: First printing.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first in this long running anthology - "An annual small press reader." Introduction by Henderson. Includes selections from over 60 presses, short stories, poems and essays by authors including Anne Tyler, Joyce Carol Oates, Octavio Paz, Ed Sanders, Tess Galagher, Eugene Redmond, Cynthia Ozick, Adrienne Rich, Mary Gordon, Raymond Carver, William Gass, and many others. In addition to being a contributor, Joyce Carol Oates is also credited as one of the founding editors of this anthology. Notes on contributors. xxxii, 448 pp. ISBN: 0-916366-030.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket with overall edgewear, rubbing to the folds of the d. Uncommon in hardcover.
    Book ID: 72687
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  • CLIFF WALK.  by DeSilva, Bruce.
    DeSilva, Bruce.
    CLIFF WALK.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second suspense novel featuring Liam Mulligan, an old-school investigative reporter for a dying newspaper in Providence, Rhode Island (the first in the series won the Edgar) SIGNED on the title page. 317 pp. ISBN: 9780765374295.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 72696
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  • TRICKSTER MAKES THIS WORLD: Mischief, Myth and Art. by Hyde, Lewis.
    Hyde, Lewis.
    TRICKSTER MAKES THIS WORLD: Mischief, Myth and Art.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The old myths - whether in Africa, North America or ancient Greece - say that while the gods might have tried to create a perfect world, trickster - Hermes the thief, Coyote, Eshu - made the world as it is. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 1998, the year of publication. Illustrated. Notes, bibliography, index. 417 pp. ISBN: 0-374279284.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Includes the uncommon wraparound band with comment from David Foster Wallace.
    Book ID: 72699
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  • ZERO REPEAT FOREVER: The Nahx Invasions, Book One.
 by Prendergast, G. S.
    Prendergast, G. S.
    ZERO REPEAT FOREVER: The Nahx Invasions, Book One.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in a new young adult series of an alien invasion. "Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other..." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 487 pp. ISBN: 978-1481481847.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 72706
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  • FLOTSAM. by Wiesner, David.
    Wiesner, David.
    FLOTSAM.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin), (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Winner of 2007 Caldecott Medal - the third for this illustrator. A beautiful and complex wordless book, with stories within stories in the pictures: A young boy goes to the beach to collect and examine flotsam (equipped with a net, magnifying glass and microscope) and one day he finds a barnacle-encrusted camera, and has the film inside it developed - revealing some wondrous things. The illustrations range from gorgeous double page spreads to pages with as many as 13 frames. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-618-194576.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new) Does not have an award sticker on the dustjacket/
    Book ID: 72715
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  • DEATH SWAP. by Babson, Marian.
    Babson, Marian.
    DEATH SWAP.
    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel involving the Harper family of New England (the first was "A Trial of Ashes."), narrated by Nancy Harper. In this book, the Harper family has swapped houses with a woman whose husband was killed in an automobile accident, only to discover that England and Londonare not quite what they expected (it seems to rain all the time) and that the husband, Arnold, is a target of several attempts on his life.. SIGNED by the author on the title page - she has lined out the title and written "A Cold Trail" underneath, presumably her preferred title for this book. As a transplanted New Englander herself, Babson can write knowledgeably about both points of view. 159 pp. ISBN: 0-002319497.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a hint of spine slant).
    Book ID: 72717
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  • AFTERWORLDS. by Westerfeld, Scott.
    Westerfeld, Scott.
    AFTERWORLDS.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand-alone novel by this award winning writer, a "thought-provoking novel-within-a-novel" Darcy has put college on hold to go to New York and publish her teen novel. Woven into her story of learning to navigate in New York city is her novel, Afterworlds, a "thriller about a teen who slips into the Afterworld to survive a terrorist attack. The Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead. . ." SIGNED on the title page. 599 pp. ISBN: 978-1481422345.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 72718
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE XXXVIII:  Best of the Small Presses, 2014. by [Anthology, signed]  Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. David St John, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. David St John, signed.
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE XXXVIII: Best of the Small Presses, 2014.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press / Norton, (2014). SIGNED first edition - An annual anthology of essays, short stories and poems, selected from small literary journals across America - a reflection of the diversity and excellence to be found in offbeat publications from across the United States. SIGNED by David St John at this poem "Late Oracle Sonnet." Also includes works by Natasha Trethewey, Pam Houston, Amy Hempel, Claudine Rankin, Andre Dubus III, and many more. List of special mentions, brief notes on the authors, and index to the first 38 volumes. 653 pp. ISBN: 978-1888889710.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 72722
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  • BLOWING WEATHER. by McIntyre, John T.
    McIntyre, John T.
    BLOWING WEATHER.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Century Company, 1923. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in a bustling American port in the days of sailing ships. 407 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in teal cloth with black lettering illustration on front cover in very good peach-colored dust jacket. Foxing to the edge of the textblock, but bright and clean covers. Uncommon in the first edition in dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72731
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  • WANTED: A Husband. by Adams, Samuel Hopkins (1871-1958)
    Adams, Samuel Hopkins (1871-1958)
    WANTED: A Husband.
    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1920. dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather lightweight romantic novel, but one in which the most essential part of Darcy's transformation is based on going through a tough physical training regimen. First publication of this novel, which was based on the short story "Enter Darcy" which in turn was made into a silent film in 1919 starring Billie Burke. A facsimile of a letter from Burke is reproduced on the back cover of the dust jacket. Even his publisher was skeptical of this novel, calling it a "diverting little story which I imagine you have written 'with your tongue in your cheek' as it were" (it went on to sell over 13,000 copies). Illustrated by Frederic Dorr Steele with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and four glossy internal plates. 257 pp.

    Condition: Very good in light green cloth with darker lettering in a fair only white illustrated dust jacket with several tears and some small chips. Dust jacket now protected by an archival cover.
    Book ID: 72734
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  • LONESOME TRAVELER. by Kerouac, Jack
    Kerouac, Jack
    LONESOME TRAVELER.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Kerouac's life during the years he was writing his books - describes his experiences working on the railroad, on a tramp steamer and as a fire lookout. Illustrated with drawings by Larry River.. 183 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and significant reading wear, but in a very good dj with remnants of a spine label.
    Book ID: 72664
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  • WOMAN NO. 17. by Lepucki, Edan.
    Lepucki, Edan.
    WOMAN NO. 17.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & London: Hogarth, (2017). SIGNED first edition - The second novel by the author of 'California,' described as "a sinister sexy noir about art, motherhood and the intensity of female friendships, set in the posh hills above Los Angeles." SIGNED on the title page and debated in October 2016, that is before publication. 308 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 72672
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  • SLADE SCORES AGAIN by Essex,
    Essex,
    SLADE SCORES AGAIN
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Robert M. McBride, 1933. Hardcover first edition - Master criminal Lessinger has escaped from Blackmoor Prison, and John Darrell, MP - otherwise known as Slade of the Yard - is glad to drop his political duties to match wits once again with his old adversary. Frontispiece, 312 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in black cloth with a green panel on front cover, green lettering on the spine.- from a lending library with a slip on the front endpaper, front flap of dust jacket pasted on.
    Book ID: 72115
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  • TIME TO CHANGE HATS. by Bennett, Margot.
    Bennett, Margot.
    TIME TO CHANGE HATS.
    Edition: First US printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1946. dj. Hardcover first edition - Set right after the end of World War II, this novel combines humor with a complicated plot surrounding a murder of an Australian woman, featuring John Davies, a veteran and would-be detective looking to get experience. 282 pp.

    Condition: Good only in a good dust jacket (some pencil notations to rear endpaper, overall edgewear the the dj)
    Book ID: 72116
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  • A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE. by Fitt, Mary.
    Fitt, Mary.
    A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1947). Hardcover first edition - A novel of "action, intrigue and suspense" set at an English country mansion. 210 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (small chips to dj, corners of flaps clipped)
    Book ID: 72121
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  • THE GREENSTONE GRIFFINS. by Mitchell, Gladys.
    Mitchell, Gladys.
    THE GREENSTONE GRIFFINS.
    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - The final novel by Mitchell to be published in her lifetime (although three other novels appeared posthumously), and one which was considered a return to her earlier style. It features, of course, her perennial detective Mrs. Beatrice Lestrange Bradley, and is the story of a young woman, who as a girl became obsessed by a pair of candleholders in the shape of griffins. Mitchell was - along with other female members of the Detection Club - Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers - one of the most prominent authors of that era, as well as one of the most long-lived and prolific. 200 pp. Cover art by Graham Rogers. ISBN: 0-718122135.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, spine slant, missing front endpaper in a near fine unmarked dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72123
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  • WRAITHS AND CHANGELINGS. by Mitchell, Gladys.
    Mitchell, Gladys.
    WRAITHS AND CHANGELINGS.
    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of Mitchell's later books, featuring, of course, Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley - 191 pp. Striking dust jacket by Mynheer. ISBN: 0-7181-1984..

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual and spine slant, in in a near fine unmarked dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72134
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  • Mystery Writers of America Present THE RICH AND THE DEAD.  by [Anthology, signed] DeMille, Nelson, editor. S. J. Rozan, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] DeMille, Nelson, editor. S. J. Rozan, signed.
    Mystery Writers of America Present THE RICH AND THE DEAD.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2011). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of twenty original stories which explore the life styles - and deaths - of the rich and famous. Includes contributions from Michael Connelly, Lee Child, David Morrell, Harley Jane Kozak, and others. SIGNED by S. J. Rozan at her story"Iterations."Introduction by deMille, notes on contributors. xi, 370 pp. ISBN: 978-0446555876.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72048
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE VII:  Best of the Small Presses, 1982 - 1983 Edition (with an index to the first seven volumes) .  by [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Pollitt, Katha and Gary Soto, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Pollitt, Katha and Gary Soto, signed
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE VII: Best of the Small Presses, 1982 - 1983 Edition (with an index to the first seven volumes) .
    Edition: First printing.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1983.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An annual small press reader." Introduction by Henderson. SIGNED by two authors: by Pollitt at her poem "Turning Thirty" and by Soto at "Mexicans Begin Jogging." Includes 32 poems, 9 essays and 16 short stories by many authors, including Wendell Berry, Derek Walcott, C.K. Williams, Charles Baxter, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Robison, Jorie Graham and many others. Index to the series, notes on contributors. 568 pp. Endpapers illustrated with engravings by Michael McCurdy of Penmaen Press. ISBN: 0-916366154.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket. (corners somewhat bumped, severe sunning to spine of dj, minor edgewear.)
    Book ID: 72656
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  • ABOLITIONISM: The Brazilian Anti-Slavery Struggle. by Nabuco, Joaquim. Translated and edited by Robert Conrad.
    Nabuco, Joaquim. Translated and edited by Robert Conrad.
    ABOLITIONISM: The Brazilian Anti-Slavery Struggle.
    Edition: First printing.

    Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first appearance in translation of this passionate denunciation of slavery and the evils it spawned, written by Nabuco in 1883 and sent to his countrymen from exile. This work triggered a renewal of interest in abolition, and just a few years later, in 1888, slavery was ended. Introduction and extensive footnotes by Robert Conrad, the translator and editor. Map. Illustrated with photographs. Annotated suggestions for further reading. A title in the Blacks in the New World Series, edited by August Meier. xxv, 186 pp. ISBN: 0-252006011.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket(tear to upper edge).
    Book ID: 72663
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  • THE SUFFOCATING NIGHT. by Taylor, Andrew.
    Taylor, Andrew.
    THE SUFFOCATING NIGHT.
    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His fourth mystery set in Lydmouth and featuring Detective Inspector Richard Thornhill and reporter Jill Francis, both outsiders in the village. Set against the backdrop of the Korean War and the fears of Communism, this opens with a group of squatters who have taken over a disused military base from World War II. SIGNED on the title page. 371 pp. ISBN: 0-340695978.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual toning to the pages).
    Book ID: 72671
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  • BAIT AND SWITCH: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream. by Ehrenreich, Barbara.
    Ehrenreich, Barbara.
    BAIT AND SWITCH: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt, (2005). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at some Americans who have done everything right - gotten college degrees and marketable skills, built up impressive resumes - but still find themselves vulnerable to financial disaster. SIGNED on the title page. 237 pp. ISBN: 0-805076069.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72600
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  • MCSWEENEY'S 15.   by [Anthology, signed] Eggers, Dave, editor; Sjon, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Eggers, Dave, editor; Sjon, signed.
    MCSWEENEY'S 15.
    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: McSweeney's, (2004). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Number fifteen in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, a hardcover series of books which rank among the most creatively designed and published of the early 21st century. Stories by Steve Milhouser, Roddy Doyle, Jimmy Hen, Eric Hansonm Padgett Powell Benjain Rosenbaum and more. Includes a special section on Icelandic Fiction with contributions from Birna Anna Bjornsdottir, Sjon, Gyroir Eliasson, Bragi Olafsson, Einar Marguomundsson, Hallgrimur Helgason, Porarinn Eldjorn, Guobergur Brgsson, Oddny Sturludottir, Silj Hauksdotir, Andri Snoer Magnason. SIGNED by TWO authors - by Eggers at the bottom of the copyright page and Sjon at "Fridrick and the Eejit." Notes on contributors. 305 pp. ISBN: 1-932416145.

    Condition: Very near fine in gold and illustrated boards (does not have the bonus map).
    Book ID: 72610
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  • FUTURESPEAK: A Fan's Guide to the Language of Science Fiction. by Rogow, Roberta; Foreword by C.J. Cherryh.
    Rogow, Roberta; Foreword by C.J. Cherryh.
    FUTURESPEAK: A Fan's Guide to the Language of Science Fiction.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Paragon House, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Contains over 1,000 entries in alphabetical order plus several appendices and a bibliography. SIGNED on the title page by C.J. Cherryh who wrote the foreword to this book, and uncommon thus. Illustrated with small drawings by Leah Rosenthal. 408 pp. ISBN: 1-557783470.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (a few additional words have been neatly added in the upper margins of the appropriate pages)
    Book ID: 72612
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  • THE ANGEL OF HISTORY. by Alameddine, Rabih.
    Alameddine, Rabih.
    THE ANGEL OF HISTORY.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2016). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which creates a "portrait of a man and an era of profound political and social upheaval. Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, [it] follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS." SIGNED on the title page with both his English and Arabic signatures, and dated in October 2016. 294 pp. ISBN: 978-0802125767.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 72616
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  • A DAUGHTER'S GEOGRAPHY. by Shange, Ntozake.
    Shange, Ntozake.
    A DAUGHTER'S GEOGRAPHY.
    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    New York: St Martin's, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of poetry by this African American writer best known as the author of 'for colored girls who have considered suicide.' . Number 138 out of 250 copies signed on a special preliminary page. ISBN: 0-312-183429.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket in a very good slipcase.
    Book ID: 72618
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  • A SIMPLE LUST: Selected Poems including Sirens Knuckles Boots, Letters to Martha, Poems from Algiers, Thoughts Abroad. by Brutus, Dennis.
    Brutus, Dennis.
    A SIMPLE LUST: Selected Poems including Sirens Knuckles Boots, Letters to Martha, Poems from Algiers, Thoughts Abroad.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Hill & Wang, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Collected poems of South African jail and exile" by this exiled political activist and sportsman, jwho was jailed for his activities there, and whose books were banned in South Africa for over 20 years. 176 pp. Dust jacket design by Judith Turner. ISBN: 0-435-90115X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 72619
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  • IN THE ROOM OF NEVER GRIEVE: New and Selected Poems, 1985-2003. by Waldman, Anne.
    Waldman, Anne.
    IN THE ROOM OF NEVER GRIEVE: New and Selected Poems, 1985-2003.
    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A substantial collection of her work from Fast Talking Woman on - includes a companion audio CD. INSCRIBED by Waldman on the title page "For -- dear courageous auntie, with love" and dated in April 2005. Illustrated with photographs. iv, 491 pp. ISBN: 1566891450.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. CD pocket unopened. A large and heavy book.
    Book ID: 72620
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • BREAKFAST IN THE RUINS. by Moorcock, Michael.
    Moorcock, Michael.
    BREAKFAST IN THE RUINS.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1974). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A provocative novel by this award-winning writer of speculative fiction, a "journey through 119 years of human folly, tragedy and triumph," one which places Karl in 18 historical settings - the Paris commune in 1871, Capetown during the Boer War, Cuba in 1896, Calcutta, Auschwitz and more, only to end up on a rooftop in a London in ruins, where he has been surviving as a cannibal for 2 years. Each section ends with a scenario asking "what would you do?" SIGNED by Moorcock on the title page.174 pp. ISBN: 0-394490681.

    Condition: Good only in good dust jacket (binding cracking before half title page, some overall edgewear and small chips to the dj, creasing to front flaps, original price of 5.95 still present.
    Book ID: 72621
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  • AN ALIEN HEAT: Volume One of a Trilogy 'The Dancers at the End of Time.' by Moorcock, Michael.
    Moorcock, Michael.
    AN ALIEN HEAT: Volume One of a Trilogy 'The Dancers at the End of Time.'
    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1972) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A delightful comic fantasy, but also a sharp social satire, reminiscent simultaneously of Anthony Burgess, Oscar Wilde, and H.G. Wells, set on an earth in a remote future, where death no longer exists, birth hardly at all and the small remaining population is very bizarre and very decadent. SIGNED on the title page. 147 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (corner clipped)
    Book ID: 72622
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  • SHIP OF DOLLS. by Parenteau, Shirley.
    Parenteau, Shirley.
    SHIP OF DOLLS.
    Edition: First printing.

    Somerville, MA" Candlewick Press, (2014). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Its 1926, and the one thing eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis wants more than anything is to leave Portland, Oregon, where she has been staying with her strict grandparents, and rejoin her mother, a carefree singer in San Franciscos speakeasies.. . Meanwhile, Lexies class has been raising money to ship a doll to the children of Japan in a friendship exchange, and when Lexie learns that the girl who writes the best letter to accompany the doll will be sent to the farewell ceremony in San Francisco, she knows she just has to be the winner." An historical novel for older children inspired by a project organized by teacher-missionary Sidney Gulick, in which U.S. children sent more than 12,000 Friendship Dolls to Japan in hopes of avoiding a future war. SIGNED by the author on the dedication page with the words "In friendship." 258 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 978-0763670030.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 72625
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  • AMERICANAH. by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.
    Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.
    AMERICANAH.
    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. First edition - Nigerian born author's third novel, fourth book. "Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. . . Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and re-ignite their passion for each other and for their homeland." Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, among other honors. The Los Angeles Times called it "Part love story, part social critique, and one of the best [novels] you'll read this year!" 477 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in printed red wrappers with a sample of the finished cover art bound in. A surprisingly uncommon advance copy.
    Book ID: 72631
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  • BLOOD RITES: Origins and History of the Passions of War. by Ehrenreich, Barbara.
    Ehrenreich, Barbara.
    BLOOD RITES: Origins and History of the Passions of War.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An original, provocative, well-researched, and powerfully argued investigation into the passions that have led human beings to make war." (Richard J. Barnet) SIGNED by Ehrenreich on the title page (as she was signing this she commented that she considers this her most important book.) Notes, bibliography, index. x, 292 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-50779.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 72634
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