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  • Sutton, Margaret.
    THE YELLOW PHANTOM: Judy Bolton Mystery #6.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1933.) dj. 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. 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 and 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. 210 pp plus 6 pages of advertisements at rear of book, including the Judy Bolton series listing to only #4. Glossy frontispiece and three internal glossy plates by Pelagie Doane, burgundy topstain.

    Condition: Very good in the hard to find in the thicker original format bound in lime green cloth with pink illustrated 'staircase' endpapers (some wear to the covers)
    Book ID: 69908
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  • Wirt, Mildred.
    THE SKY RACERS.
    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, (1935). Hardcover first edition - Uncommon title by the author best known for the Nancy Drew stories. One of two non-series books dealing with aviation (Wirt herself got a pilot's license later on.) At the time this was published, Kirkus Reviews described it as an "Aviation story with a girl as the central figure, and with the Reilly Cup Race as the focus in the struggle of two rival manufacturers for a winning design. There are few aviation books for girls, and this is a bit above average." Glossy frontispiece by Jacob Landau. 224 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in green cloth with black lettering - some discoloration and wear to the covers, usual toning to the pages, but a tight and sturdy copy. Very hard to find in the original edition published by Penn.
    Book ID: 69910
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  • Bee, Clair
    COMEBACK CAGERS: Number 21 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1963) dj. Hardcover first edition - A basketball story in this popular sports series. Frontispiece and en texte illustrations. Illustrated endpapers of boys participating in various sports. LIsts to self both at the front of the book and on the back cover. 170 pp.

    Condition: Good overall condition in illustrated boards (corners slightly bumped, some wear to ends of spine, etc, but overall a decent copy of a hard to find later title in this series.
    Book ID: 69912
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  • THE MISSION. by Evans, Dick, Photographer; Foreword by Juan Felipe Herrera.
    Evans, Dick, Photographer; Foreword by Juan Felipe Herrera.
    THE MISSION.
    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA & San Francisco: Heyday Books / Precita Eyes Muralists Association,
    (2017)
    .
    SIGNED hardcover first edition - A tribute both to the murals of the Mission district in San Francisco and to the vibrant culture of the people of 'el barrio de la mission," a culture which is now threatened by changes in San Francisco. Illustrated with gorgeous, striking full color photographs by Dick Evans. Foreword by Juan Felipe Herrera entitled "Mission Muralizations, 1945-2016." with the long poem "Second (Mobile) Panel, Something Else, 2016." Introduction by Carla Wojczuk. SIGNED on the title page by Dick Evans. Large square format, printed on glossy stock. xxi, 159 pp plus 2 pp about Heyday Press. ISBN: 978-1597143608.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.
    Book ID: 69918
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  • THE MISSION. by Evans, Dick, Photographer; Foreword by Juan Felipe Herrera.
    Evans, Dick, Photographer; Foreword by Juan Felipe Herrera.
    THE MISSION.
    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA & San Francisco: Heyday Books / Precita Eyes Muralists Association,
    (2017)
    .
    SIGNED hardcover first edition - A tribute both to the murals of the Mission district in San Francisco and to the vibrant culture of the people of 'el barrio de la mission," a culture which is now threatened by changes in San Francisco. Illustrated with gorgeous, striking full color photographs by Dick Evans. Foreword by Juan Felipe Herrera entitled "Mission Muralizations, 1945-2016." with the long poem "Second (Mobile) Panel, Something Else, 2016." Introduction by Carla Wojczuk. SIGNED and dated in April 2017 on the title page by Dick Evans. Large square format, printed on glossy stock. xxi, 159 pp plus 2 pp about Heyday Press. ISBN: 978-1597143608.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.
    Book ID: 69919
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  • Richards, Lela Horne.
    THEN CAME CAROLINE, #1 in series.
    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1922. Hardcover - The first book in this three volume series - the story of the youngest daughter of an impoverished Southern family, which begins with Caroline as an imaginative and impulsive ten year old in their decaying Virginia mansion. It follows her as the family moves to Colorado, along with their servants, in the hopes that the father, a physicain and former Major in the Army, will be able to regain his health. llustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three glossy internal plates by M. L. Greer. 306 pp. plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated khaki cloth (slight spine slant, prev owner's name, other minor wear)
    Book ID: 69921
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  • WHO OWNS THE FUTURE? by Lanier, Jaron.
    Lanier, Jaron.
    WHO OWNS THE FUTURE?
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A very provocative book by "the prophet of Silicon Valley." "In the past, a revolution in production, such as the industrial revolution, generally increased the wealth and freedom of people. The digital revolution we are living through is different. Instead of leaving a greater number of us in excellent financial health, the effect of digital technologies - and the companies behind them - is to concentrate wealth, reduce growth, and challenge the livelihoods of an ever-increasing number of people.. . . . From the inner workings of the 'sirenic servers' at the heart of the new power system, to an exploration of the meaning of mass unemployment events, the misuse of big data, and the deep and increasing erasure of human endeavour, Lanier explores the effects of this situation on democracy and individuals, and proposes a more human, humane reality, where risk and reward is shared equally, and the digital revolution creates opportunity for all." INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in April 2013. The word "who" has been circled by Lanier with an arrow pointing to the name of the person to whom he inscribed this copy. Jaron Lanier is a musician and computer scientist best known for his research into virtual reality (he coined the term) and also in developing cutting-edge medical imaging and surgical techniques. He was named one of the "Time 100" by Time Magazine in 2010. Notes, index. xvi, 396 pp. ISBN: 978-1451654967.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 69926
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  • THE AGGRESSIVE WAYS OF THE CASUAL STRANGER. by Waldrop, Rosmarie.
    Waldrop, Rosmarie.
    THE AGGRESSIVE WAYS OF THE CASUAL STRANGER.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1972). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of poetry by this author who was also a critic, translator, and (with Keith Waldrop) editor and publisher of Burning Deck Press. Diane Wakoski states that "Waldrop writes the poetry of the ordinary life and asks you to look beyond it. . . by simply quietly invoking you to look, listen, reflect" - and a poem like "How Do You See Yourself, Mrs Waldrop?" exemplifies this. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper 91 pp. ISBN: 0-394-479246.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket ("H" stamped on front endpaper)
    Book ID: 69929
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Khan, Muhammad Asif.
    THE STORY OF SWAT As Told by the Founder Miangul Abdul Wadud Badshah Sahib to Muhammud Asif Khan.
    Edition: Hardcover.

    Peshawar, Pakistan: Ferozsons Ltd, (1963) dj. Hardcover - In 1849, the Yousafzai established their own Yusafzai State of Swat under the leadership of Akhund Abdul Ghaffur, but this book focuses on the transformation of the state under Miangul Golshahzada Abdul-Wadud, founder of the dynasty of Swat. Swat was uncommon in that its government was not imposed on the area by an imperial power or individual, but was established by the Jirga in 1915, who appointed Abul-Wadud as leader in 1917. The British recognised this ruler and the state as a princely state in India in 1926. Following the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the ruler acceded the state to Pakistan, although it retained considerable autonomy for many years. Abdul Wadud abdicated in 1949, and his son succeeded him as ruler, continuing his developmental works, but also becoming more autocratic. Although not mentioned in this book, it was written when both opposition to the leader and persecution and imprisonment of opponents were increasing, a movement which finally resulted in the dissolution of the state by the government of Pakistan in 1969. Translated from the Urdu by Ashruf Altaf Husain. Illustrated with photographs. Includes a translator's note, a long introduction and several appendices. lxix, 143, xxvii pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and decoration on front board, in a good only dust jacket with significant rubbing and edgewear.
    Book ID: 69930
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  • BURNT OFFERINGS. by Liu, Timothy.
    Liu, Timothy.
    BURNT OFFERINGS.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, (1935_. SIGNED first edition - Award-winning poet's second collection of poems, many frankly erotic, including a sequence set on Cape Cod and centered around Provincetown. Nominated for a Lamba award. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "For -- with admiration for your poems and pleasure in our friendship" and dated in the year of publication. 68 pp. . ISBN: 1-556591047.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69931
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  • CRIME SONG. by Swinson, David.
    Swinson, David.
    CRIME SONG.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown / Mulholland Books, 2017. SIGNED first edition - Second thriller featuring private investigator and ex-cop Frank Marr, whose addictions to alcohol and cocaine forced his retirement from the DC police. He takes on a family case, as a favor to an aunt - and finds himself with his own life on the line. SIGNED on the title page. 353 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (lower corner slightly bent)
    Book ID: 69934
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  • Richards, Laura E (1850-1943)
    RITA.
    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Dana Estes and Company, (1900). Hardcover first edition - A title in the "Margaret series" by this author. This is the story of a young woman, the daughter of an American father and a Spanish mother, set in Havana, Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Although Richards was best known for her many children's books, she was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for biography. She was the daughter of the doctor, abolitionist and philanthropist Samuel Gridley Howe and writer Julia Ward Howe, the author of 'Battle Hymm of the Republic." Among those wth whom she grew up in Massachusetts were the Hawthornes, and Louisa May Alcott and she travelled extensively, although most of her later years were spent in Gardine, Maine. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and seven internal glossy plates by Ethelred B. Barry. 246 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated gold cloth boards (previous owner's name, some soiling to the covers)
    Book ID: 69937
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  • de Brunhoff, Laurent .
    BABAR'S GUIDE TO PARIS.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - A charming new book in the classic Babar series. "When Babars youngest daughter, Isabelle, heads to Paris on her own for the first time, he tells her how to enjoy the iconic city to the fullest. . . [he] recommends food, including cafes, street markets, and brassieres; he also offers the best sightseeing tips, especially observing the Eiffel Tower from every angle, walking along the banks of the Seine, visiting the Louvre and Orangerie museums, and exploring the Luxembourg Gardens. . . He tells Isabelle how apartment buildings work, why an elephant may be surprised by the size of an elevator, how to take the metro, how to find a restaurant to call your own, and to walk walk as much as possible to see everything that Paris has to offer. In the end, Isabelle is encouraged to enjoy her travels, but she is also lovingly reminded to always come home to Celesteville and her family." Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1419722899.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 69938
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  • PABLO IN THE SNOW. by Sloat, Teri. Illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet.
    Sloat, Teri. Illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet.
    PABLO IN THE SNOW.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A little white lamb discovers snow - as fun to play in, for making new friends, but also as something cold and scary and easy to get lost in. Illustrated in full color by Rosalinde Bonnet. SIGNED by Sloat on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Oversized square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-162779412.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 69939
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  • PABLO IN THE SNOW. by Sloat, Teri. Illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet.
    Sloat, Teri. Illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet.
    PABLO IN THE SNOW.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A little white lamb discovers snow - as fun to play in, for making new friends, but also as something cold and scary and easy to get lost in. Illustrated in full color by Rosalinde Bonnet. SIGNED by Sloat on the front endpaper with a drawing a little lamb, and dated in the year of publication. Oversized square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-162779412.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 69940
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  • HOPE IN THE DARK: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities. by Solnit, Rebecca.
    Solnit, Rebecca.
    HOPE IN THE DARK: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities.
    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Chicago: Haymarket Books, (2016). SIGNED - Third edition, with a new foreword and afterword by Solnit, of this influential book originally published in 2004 It makes "a radical case for hope as a potent and surprisingly effective force in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable.. . the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next. " SIGNED on the title page. Notes, xxvi, 152 pp. ISBN: 978-1608465767.

    Condition: Fine in black wrappers with self flaps.
    Book ID: 69942
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  • Lovecraft, H.P. ; edited by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei.
    SELECTED LETTERS 1911-1924 .
    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Sauk City, WI : Arkham House. (1965). Hardcover - The first of several books collecting Lovecraft's letters - letters which show him to be not just a provocative writer but an interesting correspondent. Included are letters to his mother, to Frank Belknap Long, to Reinhardt Kleiner, Clark Ashton Smith and others. Preface by Derleth and Wandrie. Includes a frontispiece portrait of Lovecraft, photographs and some facsimiles of his letters. xxix, 362 pp plus the colophon which indicates that this is one of second printing of 3,000 copies. Dust jacket combines work by Ronald Rich, Virgil Finlay and Gary Gore.

    Condition: Very near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering in a very good dust jacket (dust jacket has been laminated to protect it)
    Book ID: 69944
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  • Wurts, Janny
    TRAITOR'S KNOT: The Wars of Light and Shadow: Fourth Book of The Alliance of Light.
    Edition: First printing.

    Decatur, GA: Meisha Merlin, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic fantasy novel, one which creates a 'richly imagined and vividly rendered' alternate world (Diane Gabaldon). Glossary. 374 pp. Interior illustrations, includinga full color frontispiece and a double page map and more, and the full wrap-around dustjacket art by Janny Wurts. ISBN: 1-592220819.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69945
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  • Hart, Mickey and Frederic Lieberman.
    SPIRIT INTO SOUND: The Magic of Music.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Petaluma, California: Grateful Dead Books / Acid Test Productions, (1999). SIGNED first edition - A colllection of quotes and reflections on the power of music selected by Mickey Hart, the drummer for the Grateful Dead. Illustrated. Boldly SIGNED in gold ink inside the front cover. Square format. Glossary / index. 208 pp. ISBN: 1-888358238.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff wrappers (some sunning to the spine, otherwise as new)
    Book ID: 69946
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  • Day, Leroy
    ROAD FROM HILLDENE: Growing Up on a Farm in the Great Depression.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing, (2006). SIGNED first edition - Autobiographical account of life on a small farm in Virginia during the Depression Years. The author mentions his fascination with planes even then - he went on to work in the manned space program for NASA. Illustrated with photographs. INSCRIBED on the title page. 264 pp. ISBN: 1+41206290X.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69956
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  • ALL THE POWERFUL INVISIBLE THINGS: A Sportswoman's Notebook. by Legler, Gretchen.
    Legler, Gretchen.
    ALL THE POWERFUL INVISIBLE THINGS: A Sportswoman's Notebook.
    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: Seal Press, (1995). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The uncommon hardcover edition of the author's first full-length book - "a beautifully written chronicle of outdoor life. With eloquence and honesty, Legler's work documents a fascinating journey of self-discovery, graphically and intimately exploring the themes of hunting, sexuality, and landscape." INSCRIBED and signed by Legler on the title page "For -- , Many of us share some of the same life stories, best wishes." 193 pp. ISBN: 1-878067702.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (long inscription opposite the title page from a woman who is a friend of the author's, dj is price-clipped)
    Book ID: 69957
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  • THE COMEMORAL: The Cemetery of the Future. by Eaton, Hubert.
    Eaton, Hubert.
    THE COMEMORAL: The Cemetery of the Future.
    Edition: Hardcover.

    Los Angeles: Internment Association of California. 1954. Hardcover first edition - An odd little volume on cemeteries by the creator of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, discussing his concept of the future - cemeteries were the past, memorial parks the present, and comemorals (a word he coined) the future, a future which combines esthetic values with perpetual preservation. Frontispiece. 56 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with burgundy lettering (discoloration on the front endpaper, probably from a former bookplate)
    Book ID: 69963
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  • DARWINIA. by Wilson, Robert Charles.
    Wilson, Robert Charles.
    DARWINIA.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early novel by this author who has won both the Philip K. Dick and the Hugo for best novel (in 2006), among other awards. An alternate history with a vision of "a very different twentieth century, haunted, wonderful and strange. In 1912 history was changed by the Miracle, when the old world of Europe was replaced by Darwinia, a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antediluvian monsters. young Guildford Law travels. on a mission of discovery.'' Nominated for the Hugo and Locus awards. 320 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Jim Burns. ISBN: 0-312860382.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (over-opened before the title page).
    Book ID: 69964
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  • BIOS. by Wilson, Robert Charles.
    Wilson, Robert Charles.
    BIOS.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early novel by this author who has won both the Philip K. Dick and the Hugo for best novel (in 2006), among other awards. A "hard science fiction novel about interstellar exploration, human transformation, and love and loss in a vast echoing universe." 208 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Jim Burns. ISBN: 0-31286857X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69966
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  • THE "ITHACA" CHAPTER OF JOYCE'S ULYSSES. Studies in Modern Literature, #27. by [Joyce, James] Madtes, Richard E.
    [Joyce, James] Madtes, Richard E.
    THE "ITHACA" CHAPTER OF JOYCE'S ULYSSES. Studies in Modern Literature, #27.
    Edition: First printing.

    Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, (1983). Hardcover first edition - A detailed look at the evolution of the text of this chapter, comparing various versions and manuscript notes by James Joyce. Includes an Ithacan glossary and a transcription of the Rosenbach manuscript. Notes, bibliography, index. xiii, 160 pp. ISBN: 0-835714608.

    Condition: Fine in beige boards with black lettering, small illustration on front cover.
    Book ID: 69967
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  • WHAT TO EAT, WHAT TO DRINK, WHAT TO LEAVE FOR POISON: Poetry. by Dungy, Camille T.
    Dungy, Camille T.
    WHAT TO EAT, WHAT TO DRINK, WHAT TO LEAVE FOR POISON: Poetry.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Los Angeles: Red Hen Press, (2006). SIGNED first edition - African American poet's first collection; the title sequence includes poems which give a glimpse of her family's history - her grandparents during the Depression, her parents in the segregated South. INSCRIBED on the title page "here's to many years of beautiful trips, new friends and great pleasures" and dated in Los Altos in the year of publication. Cover praise from Nikki Giovanni, Lucille Clifton and others. 85 pp. ISBN: 1-59709000X.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69969
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  • SEX-HYGIENE: What to Teach and How to Teach It. by Worcester, Alfred.
    Worcester, Alfred.
    SEX-HYGIENE: What to Teach and How to Teach It.
    Edition: First edition.

    Springfield, IL & Baltimore, MD: Charles C. Thomas, (1934). Hardcover first edition - A collection of addresses covering a period of almost 40 years by the pioneering Massachusets physician, Dr. Worcester, a professor of Hygiene at Harvard University, which describe "the philosophy evolved from a life in medical practice and teaching. . . it is not an outline of what to teach about sex and how to teach it. Perhaps the most interesting of all the chapters is the first, not so much because of what it contains as because of when it was written. Almost any writer on sex would write such a chapter today, but few indeed would have been the hardy souls who would have exposed themselves to storms of lay and professional criticism as did Dr. Worcester by boldly stating in 1899 what even in 1934 has not had universal acceptance: that sex is inherently decent and not indecent, that girls as well as boys should know about sex, and that each sex should know something about the other." (JAMA, 1976) Index. 134 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (some rubbing to the lettering)
    Book ID: 69970
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  • MURDER IN THE ROUGH. by [Anthology, signed] Penzler, Otto, editor. John Sandford, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Penzler, Otto, editor. John Sandford, signed.
    MURDER IN THE ROUGH.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2006). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Original Tales of bad shots, terrible lies, and other deadly handicaps from today's great writers." SIGNED by John Sandford at "Lucy Had a List." Includes an introduction by Penzler and stories by Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, Ken Bruen, Christopher Coake, Stephen Collins, Tom Franklin, Jonathan Gash, Steve Hamilton, H. R. F. Keating, Laura Lippman, Bradford Morrow, Ian Rankin, John Sandford, William G. Tapply, John Westermann. Seven page list of golf mysteries. xiii, 401 pp. ISBN: 0-892960175.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual light toning to the pages)
    Book ID: 69971
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  • Dinkelspiel, Frances.
    TANGLED VINES: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2015). SIGNED first edition - A look at the dark underside of the California wine industry: "On October 12, 2005, a massive fire broke out in the Wines Central wine warehouse in Vallejo, California. Within hours, the flames had destroyed 4.5 million bottles of California's finest wine worth more than $250 million, making it the largest destruction of wine in history. The fire had been deliberately set by a passionate oenophile named Mark Anderson, a skilled con man and thief with storage space at the warehouse who needed to cover his tracks. . . Among the priceless bottles destroyed were 175 bottles of Port and Angelica from one of the oldest vineyards in California made by Frances Dinkelspiel's great-great grandfather, Isaias Hellman, in 1875. Mark Anderson was not the first to harm the industry. The history of the California wine trade, dating back to the 19th Century, is a story of vineyards with dark and bloody pasts, tales of rich men, strangling monopolies, the brutal enslavement of vineyard workers and murder. Five of the wine trade murders were associated with Isaias Hellman's vineyard in Rancho Cucamonga beginning with the killing of John Rains who owned the land at the time" SIGNED on the half title page and dated in October 2015, in the month of publication. List of major characters, notes, sources. xiv, 289 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69972
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  • A MAID OF OLD MANHATTAN. by Knipe, Emilie Benson and Alden Arthur Knipe,
    Knipe, Emilie Benson and Alden Arthur Knipe,
    A MAID OF OLD MANHATTAN.
    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1920 (c 1917). Hardcover - Historical novel for older children, set in the early years of the Dutch settlement of Manhattan. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 5 internal glossy plates by Emilie Benson Knipe. 292 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with illustrated front cover, white lettering on the front cover, gold lettering on the spine. Bookplate inside front cover, some toning to the endpapers, minor wear to the covers, but overall a bright, attractive and straight copy.
    Book ID: 69977
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  • THE AIRSHIP BOYS or The Quest of the Aztec Treasure. #1. by Sayler, H. L.  [Harry Lincoln Sayler, 1863-1913]
    Sayler, H. L. [Harry Lincoln Sayler, 1863-1913]
    THE AIRSHIP BOYS or The Quest of the Aztec Treasure. #1.
    Edition: 3rd printing, just one year after first.

    Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co. (1910). Hardcover - The first book in this series featuring Ned, Bob and Russell who search for an ancient Aztec treasure said to be buried in the American Southwest. Illustrated by F. R. Harper with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted glossy plates (including one double plate). Map. Lists through #6 at the front of the book. Sayler has been credited with effectively creating the aviation genre. 315 pp.plus 4 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good minus in blue cloth with illustrated cover in yellow and black (pencilled gift inscription)
    Book ID: 69981
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  • ON THE VERGE: A Romance of the Centennial. by Shirley, Philip (pseudonym of Annie Lake Townsend, 1857-1926)
    Shirley, Philip (pseudonym of Annie Lake Townsend, 1857-1926)
    ON THE VERGE: A Romance of the Centennial.
    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Company, 1879. Hardcover first edition - The first, and apparently only, book by this author, written when she was just 20; she was a regular contributor to The Argonaut for many years (as was her husband, author and later Congressman, Arthur Waterman Townsend, 1855-1942). Set in San Francisco and on New York. 295 pp.

    Condition: Very good minus in blue cloth with beveled edges to the boards, gilt lettering on spine and front cover (some wear to the edges and corners, rubbing to the cloth, slight spine slant)
    Book ID: 69982
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  • TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES: A Pure Woman, Faithfully Presented. by Hardy Thomas (1840-1928.)
    Hardy Thomas (1840-1928.)
    TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES: A Pure Woman, Faithfully Presented.
    Edition: Early printing: the uniform edition..

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1893). Hardcover - Now considered one of his best novels, this was very controversial when first published. Originally published in serialized (and somewhat bowlderized) form in 1891, the revised 2nd and 3rd printings in the US restored some of the original text. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and ten glossy internal plates. Includes prefaces to the first edition and to the Fifth English edition (the 8th American edition), xii, 457 pp plus 2 pp. publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in dark green cloth with gilt "TH" monogram on the upper cover, gilt lettering on the spine (some wear to the covers, slight spine slant)
    Book ID: 69826
    Keywords: Classics
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  • AN ESSAY ON A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA AND THE PACIFIC WEST, 1510- 1906 BY ROBERT E. COWAN. With an Original Leaf from the Club's 1914 First Edition. by Kurutz, Gary E.
    Kurutz, Gary E.
    AN ESSAY ON A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA AND THE PACIFIC WEST, 1510- 1906 BY ROBERT E. COWAN. With an Original Leaf from the Club's 1914 First Edition.
    Edition: Limited edition.

    San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1993. Hardcover first edition - Publication Number 201. Illustrated with 2 photographs, a facsimile of the title page, and an original tipped-in leaf (pp. 159-160 of Cowan's Bibliography.) Sources. 63 pp plus colophon. Large format. Edition limited to 390 copies, designed by Lewis Allen and printed at the Anchor & Acorn Press.

    Condition: Fine in gray linen stamped in black over pale gray paper covered boards with a paper label on front cover.
    Book ID: 69827
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  • SILENT TRAVELER IN SAN FRANCISCO. by Yee, Chiang.
    Yee, Chiang.
    SILENT TRAVELER IN SAN FRANCISCO.
    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Methuen, (1964) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Written and illustrated by Yee with 16 full-color paintings and over 50 drawings. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To Professor -- with best wishes from the author" and with Yee's signature in Chinese calligraphy. 366 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket. (some light toning to the dj)
    Book ID: 69828
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  • YALE POETRY REVIEW, Number 6, 1947: Ezra Pound Issue. by Pound, Ezra; Stephen Spender and others, contributors.
    Pound, Ezra; Stephen Spender and others, contributors.
    YALE POETRY REVIEW, Number 6, 1947: Ezra Pound Issue.
    Edition: First printing.

    New Haven: Yale Poetry Review, 1947. First edition - Includes the first publication of Pound's "Canto LXXXIII" and two articles about his writing by Harold H. Watts and Lawrence Richardson. Also contains "The Almond Tree in a Burned City" by Stephen Spender, and poems by Grover Smith, Pauline Hanson and others. Book reviews, ads. 36 pp. Errata slip laid in.

    Condition: Very good in pale green stapled wrappers (some toning to the pages and covers, lower corner bumped)
    Book ID: 69829
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  • AGONY AND EPITAPH: Man, His Art and His Poetry. by Hofstadter, Albert.
    Hofstadter, Albert.
    AGONY AND EPITAPH: Man, His Art and His Poetry.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: George Braziller, (1970). Hardcover first edition - A collection of eight separate essays on the nature of art and how art can permeate the whole sphere of man's thinking and on his sense of what he is and is not. Notes, index. xc, 268 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)
    Book ID: 69833
    Keywords: essays, Philosophy
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  • SEMANTICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE. by Macdonald, Graham and Philip Pettit,
    Macdonald, Graham and Philip Pettit,
    SEMANTICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE.
    Edition: First printing.

    London & Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1981). Hardcover first edition - A book which "examines the major issues in the philosophy of social science, paying specific attention to cross-cultural understanding, humanism versus scientism, individualism versus collectivism, and the shaping of theory by evaluative commitment." Notes, bibliography, index. vi, 194 pp. ISBN: 0-710007833.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69834
    Keywords: Philosophy
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  • TEILHARD DE CHARDIN: IN QUEST OF THE PERFECTION OF MAN. by [de Chardin, Teilhard, 1881-1955] Browining, Geraldine O., Josepeh L Alioto, and Seymour M Farber, editors.
    [de Chardin, Teilhard, 1881-1955] Browining, Geraldine O., Josepeh L Alioto, and Seymour M Farber, editors.
    TEILHARD DE CHARDIN: IN QUEST OF THE PERFECTION OF MAN.
    Edition: First printing.

    Cranbury, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - Proceedings of an international symposium held May 1971 in San Francisco co-sponsored by University of California's medical campus in SF and the city itself. . Contributors include San Francisco Mayor Jospeh Alioto, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ralph R. Greenson, Pearce Young, Jeanne Marie Mortier, Conor Cruise O'Brien, G. Gaylord Simpson, Louis Leakey and others. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-83861258X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 69835
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  • SECRET DAUGHTER: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away. by Cross, June.
    Cross, June.
    SECRET DAUGHTER: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A powerful memoir about the complicated but ultimately loving relationship between a black daughter and her white mother. . a portrait of a childhood spent in two very different worlds: one white, one black. In 1957, when June Cross was four years old, she was sent by her white mother to live with a black family in Atlantic City." INSCRIBED on the half title page "To-- stay strong, keep the faith!" Photographs. 304 pp. Author's business card laid in. ISBN: 0-67088555X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 69836
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  • THE SUNDIAL IN OUR GARDEN. by Trovillion, Violet.
    Trovillion, Violet.
    THE SUNDIAL IN OUR GARDEN.
    Edition: First printing - a limited, signed edition.

    Herrin, Ill: Trovillion Private Press (1935) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A delightful little volume containing comments on sundials in general, and on the one in their garden, as well as a list of sundial mottos. Illustrated with a woodcut frontispiece by James Guthrie and 4 photographs of the sundial. Includes a Biobliographical note on the publications of the press. #100 of 156 copies printed for Violet and Hal Trovillion on their own printing press at Herron, Illinois, Christmas MCMXXXV. Numbered and signed by the printers/author. xiv,(2),72 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Near fine in violet paper-covered boards with ivory backstrip, and paper label on front cover in the original embossed translucent dustjacket.( bookplate, a few small chips to the dust jacket.(
    Book ID: 69838
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  • SANTA FE EDGE. by Woods, Stuart
    Woods, Stuart
    SANTA FE EDGE.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller featuring flamboyant Santa Fe lawyer Ed Eagle - "if you run into trouble in Santa Fe, Ed Eagle is the man to see ". SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 292 pp. ISBN: 978-0399-156915.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 69842
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  • A CAP FOR KATHY (A Kathy Martin Story, Number 1) by James, Josephine ((pseudonym for Emma Gelders Sterne, 1894-1971, and Barbara Lindsay).
    James, Josephine ((pseudonym for Emma Gelders Sterne, 1894-1971, and Barbara Lindsay).
    A CAP FOR KATHY (A Kathy Martin Story, Number 1)
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Golden Press, (1959.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first title in the Kathy Martin Nurse Series - illustrated by John Firnic with several full -page drawings and half-page drawings at the beginning of each chapter, all in pale green. Bound in diamond-patterned boards. No other titles listed in the book, and the rear flap, which includes the information that Josephine James is a pseudonym being used by a mother and daughter team, describes this as their first joint novel for young people. Despite the constraints of juvenile series fiction at the time, Sterne and Lindsay, both of whom were very involved in civil rights activism, managed to introduce many characters in the series with varied ethnic backgrounds - all young women more interested in a career than in getting married. 188 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, dj has tear and associated creasing on front cover, chip to lower edge of back cover, some delamination.)
    Book ID: 69845
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  • THE CRIMSON CRUISER: Trailer Books (Trailer Stories for Girls.) by Wirt, Mildred.
    Wirt, Mildred.
    THE CRIMSON CRUISER: Trailer Books (Trailer Stories for Girls.)
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1937.). Hardcover first edition - The second in this rather uncommon series by the original author of the Nancy Drew books. In these, 'Barbara, Ginger and Jimmy Gibson. . . follow the highways in their trailer - the new American way for travel - overcoming obstacles, aiding in the apprehension of those individuals whose operations are outside the law and all the while having an enjoyable time in the future American home on wheels.' Glossy frontispiece, illustrated endpapers. Lists first three titles in series at front of book (all issued simultaneously in 1937) 208 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Very good minus in fuschia cloth with black lettering (missing front endpaper, slight spine slant), no dust jacket. Covers are unusually bright with only the faintest hint of sunning to the spine.
    Book ID: 69854
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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.). Hardcover - Farah's (10th edition) 1939 A-30. Blue cloth with orange silhouette "magnifying glass" endpapers. Glossy frontispiece and original dust jacket art by Russell Tandy. 200 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ad (lists ND to #13).

    Condition: Very good (slight spine slant, hint of fading to the spine, but overall a very clean and tight copy), no dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69856
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  • SEESIK THE SAILOR AND TRAMPO THE TRAVELER. by Sappington, T.L.
    Sappington, T.L.
    SEESIK THE SAILOR AND TRAMPO THE TRAVELER.
    Edition: First or very early edition.

    Clevland, Ohio: The World Syndicate Publishing Co., (1931). Hardcover first edition - Eight rather fantasical and humorous stories, each illustrated with a full page black and white drawing by Leo Nowak. 191 pp. Green illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with a pasted on color illustration on the front cover, gilt lettering (gift inscription dated Christmas 1933)
    Book ID: 69860
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  • MOLLY BROWN'S ORCHARD HOME.  Molly Brown series #6 by Speed, Nell  (1878-1913) , Emma (Keats) Speed Sampson (1868-1947)
    Speed, Nell (1878-1913) , Emma (Keats) Speed Sampson (1868-1947)
    MOLLY BROWN'S ORCHARD HOME. Molly Brown series #6
    Edition: First or early edition.

    New York: Hurst and Company, (1915). Hardcover first edition - The sixth book in this series which follow a poor girl from Kentucky to college at a woman's school in Massachusetts and afterwards. The first four book in the series were written by Nell Speed, and the final four by her sister Emma Speed Sampson after her death, but still under the name of Nell Speed. While containing many of the stereotypical attitudes of the day, this series is unusual in the range of friends she makes at college - including an ardent suffragist and a young woman from Japan. This book opens with Molly and her mother setting off for Paris - no longer quite so poor, since oil was found on a piece of land her mother inherited. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three internal glossy half-tone plates by Charles L. Wrenn.

    Condition: Very good in grey illustrated boards, with red and blue in the illustration, white lettering on front cover, red on spine (minor rubbing to the spine - title is still legible - corners slightly bumped)
    Book ID: 69878
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  • ON THE WINGS OF FLAME. The Andy Lane Series #6. by Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    ON THE WINGS OF FLAME. The Andy Lane Series #6.
    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1929) dj. Hardcover - "In a huge rocket plane, while speeding along at 400 miles an hour, Andy is forced to land in the South American jungle" (from back cover of dj.) Adams was in the American Ambulance Service and the U S Naval Service during World War One; in the 1930s he was a prolific contributor of aviation-linked stories. this series, his most popular, was notable for the variety of experimental aircraft which Andy flies. Glossy frontispiece, 199 pp plus 3 pp of publisher's ads. Lists to #9 both at back of book and on back cover of dust jacket.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth in a very good dust jacket (which repeats the illustration on the glossy frontispiece) Some loss of color to bottom edge of front boards, offsetting to endpapers
    Book ID: 69879
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  • THE MARK OF THE RED DIAMOND, Detective Stories for Girls, #1. by Chase, Josephine.
    Chase, Josephine.
    THE MARK OF THE RED DIAMOND, Detective Stories for Girls, #1.
    Edition: Early printing.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, (1929) dj. Hardcover - The first of four books written this prolific author under her own name (among the series she wrote under pseudonyms were the Marjorie Dean series and some of the Grace Harlowe books). As noted on the rear cover of the dust jacket the "object was to show that crime never pays and that the criminal eventually does pay one way or another. No brutality or lust appears in these books, they are simply interesting and thrilling stories of what can be accomplished by girls in the way of crime detection." Each book features a different young woman: in this one, "Dale Alden, social secretary to Mrs Treverton, becomes interested in her employer's son, who is accused of stealing his mother's famous emeralds." Glossy frontispiece, 222 pp. Lists 4 titles on back cover of dust jacket.

    Condition: Fair condition only in red cloth in a fair dust jacket (binding cracked in front of title page, spine sunken, gift inscription dated 1937; dust jacket is missing approx 1.5 inches at top of spine, other edgewear.) Still, an acceptable copy of an uncommon title, especially so in dj.
    Book ID: 69880
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  • FOUNDATION'S EDGE. by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    FOUNDATION'S EDGE.
    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourth novel in the Foundation series, written many years after the original trilogy to both acclaim (it won the 1983 Hugo award and was a finalist for the Nebula) and to popularity, the first of Asimov's many books to land on the NY Times best seller list. First issue with code M36 on p 365. . ISBN: 0-385-177259.

    Condition: Good condition overall in a very good dustjacket (spine slant, price-clipped)
    Book ID: 69882
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  • THE SECRET OF SKELETON ISLAND: A Ken Holt Mystery #1. by Campbell, Bruce (pseudonym of Samuel and Beryl Epstein)
    Campbell, Bruce (pseudonym of Samuel and Beryl Epstein)
    THE SECRET OF SKELETON ISLAND: A Ken Holt Mystery #1.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1949) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book in this popular series featuring Ken Holt, son of a world-famous foreign correspondent, and his close friend, photographer Sandy Allen. Lists just the first two titles in the book and on the front dust jacket flap (as was typical of series books, both titles were issued at the same time in1949) Back cover of dj lists to Hardy Boys #28 and rear flap lists to #6 in the Rick Brant series. Frontispiece, dark green scenic endpapers 214 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan boards in a good only dust jacket (gift inscription dated Chrismas 1949, some loss at both ends of the spine of the dj, other edgewear, but this is relatively uncommon in the first edition in dj.)
    Book ID: 69884
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  • THE CLUE OF THE MARKED CLAW: A Ken Holt Mystery #4. by Campbell, Bruce (pseudonym of Samuel and Beryl Epstein)
    Campbell, Bruce (pseudonym of Samuel and Beryl Epstein)
    THE CLUE OF THE MARKED CLAW: A Ken Holt Mystery #4.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1950). dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth book in this series featuring Ken Holt, son of a world famous foreign correspondent, who is working as a reporter for a small town newspaper, and his friend Sandy Allen, the son of the owners and the paper's photographer. "Vacationing at a fishing village on Long Island, Ken and Sandy play an unexpected part in the capture of a dangerous ring of smugglers: Illustrated. Lists through #4 at the front of the book and on the front flap of the dust jacket and to Hardy Boys #29 on rear flap, Rick Brant #6 on rear cover of dj.. Dark green "lightning" scenic endpapers. 211 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan boards with dark green lettering and small illustration , in a good only dust jacket. with overall edgewear and chipping, the remnants of some old tape repairs.
    Book ID: 69885
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  • THE BOY RANCHERS ON THE TRAIL or The Diamond X after Cattle Rustlers. #3 in series. by Baker, Willard F.
    Baker, Willard F.
    THE BOY RANCHERS ON THE TRAIL or The Diamond X after Cattle Rustlers. #3 in series.
    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Cupples & Leon. (1921) dj. Hardcover - The third book in this series set on cattle ranches in the great West. Glossy frontispiece. 206 pp plus 6 pp publisher's ads. Lists to #3 in the front of the book, but to #7 in the ads at the rear.

    Condition: Fair condition only in illustrated sage green boards in a very good dust jacket (covers are attractive, binding is tight, but part of the top of the textblock has been chewed away. Dust jacket has a split along the side of the spine, but is otherwise bright.)
    Book ID: 69886
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  • HOUR OF ENCHANTMENT: A Mystery Story for Girls #13. by Snell, Roy J.
    Snell, Roy J.
    HOUR OF ENCHANTMENT: A Mystery Story for Girls #13.
    Edition: First or early printing.

    Chicago: Reilly & Lee, (1933) dj. Hardcover - Suspenseful story set against the backdrop of the Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair of 1933. Among the relatively few books written specifically for girls by this prolific author. 252 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth in a very good dust jacket with wraparound art (previous owner's name, toning to the pages and endpapers, spine of dj somewhat sunned).
    Book ID: 69887
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE V:  Best of the Small Presses, 1980 - 1981 Edition (with an index to the first five volumes) .  by [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Carol Muske, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Carol Muske, signed.
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE V: Best of the Small Presses, 1980 - 1981 Edition (with an index to the first five volumes) .
    Edition: First printing.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1980.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An annual small press reader." Introduction by Henderson. Contains 63 selections, including 33 poems, 12 essays and 18 short stories by many authors, including Cynthia Ozick, David Plante, Seamus Heaney, Charles Wright, Jorie Graham, Al Young, Carol Muske, W. P. Kinsella, and more. INSCRIBED by Carol Muske at her poem "Idolatry." Index to the series, notes on contributors. 608 pp. ISBN: 0-916366-103.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (sunning to the spine of the dj.)
    Book ID: 69888
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  • PENNY MARSH: SUPERVISOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES #2.  by Deming, Dorothy, R. N.
    Deming, Dorothy, R. N.
    PENNY MARSH: SUPERVISOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES #2.
    Edition: 10th printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1954. dj. Hardcover - Originally published in 1939. The second title in a rather hard-to-find girls series - which is shame, since these books touch on the conflict between marriage and career in an interesting way. In this book, Penny finds herself in charge of a staff of nurses in a large urban area. Illustrated by Dorothea Warren. A title in the Dodd Mead Career Books series. 303 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in gray cloth in a very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, some discoloration to the boards and endpapers from tape, missing front endpaper. Minor edgewear to dust jacket, sunning to spine of dj)
    Book ID: 69890
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  • VENUS BOY.  by Sutton, Lee.
    Sutton, Lee.
    VENUS BOY.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Lothrup, Lee & Shepherd, (1955) dj. Hardcover first edition - Juvenile science fiction - the story of first human child born on Venus at the New Plymouth Rock colony - for many years, Johnny had only his pet Venusian bear, Baba, for company. Baba protected him from the dangerous animals on the planet and he protected the bear from hunters who wanted his jeweled claws and teeth. Illustrated by Richard Floethe. Lee Sutton's only novel, and quite scarce, especially in this condition. 182 pp.

    Condition: Very good in light blue cloth with a small illustration on the front cover in a very good dust jacket with wraparound art (original price of $2.50 still present)
    Book ID: 69891
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  • COLLECTED POEMS. by Hill, Geoffrey.
    Hill, Geoffrey.
    COLLECTED POEMS.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. Hardcover first edition - Includes For The Unfallen (1959), King Log (1968), Mercian Hymns (1971), Tenebrae (1978), Hymns To Our Lady of Chartres (1984), and The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Peguy (1983.) Notes. 207 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5204999.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 69895
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Donlay, Philip.
    AFTERSHOCK.
    Edition: First printing.

    Longboat Key, FL: Oceanview Publishing, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth novel in the Donovan Nash series. Nash attempts to rescue a kidnapped woman, one of the people closest to him, in Guatemela as a volcano is on the verge of erupting. 303 pp. ISBN: 978-1608091393.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)
    Book ID: 69897
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  • NYPD PUZZLE: A Puzzle Lady Mystery. by Hall, Parnell
    Hall, Parnell
    NYPD PUZZLE: A Puzzle Lady Mystery.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The fifteenth book in this humorous series featuring Cora Felton, the "puzzle lady" and her niece Sherry Carter, set in New York CIty, Includes crossword puzzles by Will Shortz to help you solve the mystery. SIGNED on the title page. 258 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (an unread copy, but upper corner slightly bumped).
    Book ID: 69901
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  • FATAL CUT. by Green, Christine.
    Green, Christine.
    FATAL CUT.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Sutton, UK: Severn House, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fifth novel, a mystery featuring Chief Inspector Connor O'Neill and Detective Sergeant Fran Wilson. 250 pp. ISBN: 0-727854380.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69904
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  • ESCAPE FROM HELL. by Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle.
    Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle.
    ESCAPE FROM HELL.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sequel to their novel, 'Inferno' which re-imaged Dante's vision of Hell. Science fiction writer Allen Carpenter returns to the inferno, accompanied by poet (and suicide) Sylvia Plath, in an attempt to liberate those souls unfairly confined. SIGNED on the title page by both authors. Notes. 329 pp. ISBN: 978-0765316325.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 69906
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  • Feld, Kenneth.
    BARNUM'S KALEIDOSCAPE.
    Edition: First edition.

    Vienna, VA: Feld Entertainment Production, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A hardcover souvenir book, illustrated in full color throughout, with many doublepage spreads. SIGNED BY 4 PERFORMERS at their photographs: David Larible, Sylvia, Istvan, and Fanny (with the word "kiss"). The clown Larible was one of the star attractions of this production, which only lasted one season - from 1999-2000 - introducing the acts in lieu of a ringmaster. Although critics described it as "extraordinary' and Clive Barnes stated "This is the kind of show for which God invented the circus" the fact that it was produced in a tent with just one ring and a small audience, made it difficult to be profitable. Includes a list of all the players and several pages discussing how the production was created. Tall format, unpaginated. Final page is an ad for Diner's Club.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated gold boards with a red spine (a bit of rubbing to the covers)
    Book ID: 69780
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  • CENTURY RAIN. by Reynolds, Alastair.
    Reynolds, Alastair.
    CENTURY RAIN.
    Edition: First US printing (trade edition).

    New York: Ace Books, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth novel by this award winning and highly praised Welsh writer, a stand-alone thriller and a time travel story involving a 23rd century archeologist who discovers a way back to the 20th century. 506 pp. ISBN: 0-441-012906.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dustjacket (usual toning to the pages, remainder line, outer edge of textblock slightly bumped.)
    Book ID: 69782
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  • CRYPTONOMICON by Stephenson, Neal.
    Stephenson, Neal.
    CRYPTONOMICON
    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Avon, (1999.) dj. Hardcover - Hugo Award winning writer's massive novel, shortlisted for the Hugo also. An amazing tour de force involving Nazi cryptography Enigma code and project Arethusa, leaping between World War II history and the near future Worldwide Web, while hinting at a dark tomorrow for personal and digital liberty. "great art, thought and creative daring; a truely iconoclastic imagination working with white hot intensity." 918 pp. ISBN: 0-380-97346-4.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69785
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  • Kinsey, Miriam.
    CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE.
    Edition: First printing.

    Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company, (1977). Hardcover first edition - A look at netsuke from its origins to contemporary carvers. Includes a photo-essay on the creation of netsuke. Foreword by Hans Conried. Illustrated with 51 black and white photographs by Tsune Sugimura and 108 full color photographs by Tomo-o Ogita and sketches by Adelheid Roth Roscher. Bibliography, glossary-index, and list of dealers.Slightly oversized format, printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-804811598.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket in a very good cardboard slipcase. (hint of toning to pages, price-clipped)
    Book ID: 69786
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  • SILVER PENNIES: A Collection of Modern Poems for Boys and Girls. by Thompson, Blanche Jennings.
    Thompson, Blanche Jennings.
    SILVER PENNIES: A Collection of Modern Poems for Boys and Girls.
    Edition: Early printing (in 1926, just one year after the first printing)

    New York: Macmillan, 1925 (1926). Hardcover - Charming anthology of poems for very young children and for older children, by such poets as Yeats, de la Mare, Emily Dickinson, Nesbit, Christopher Morley, John Kendrick Bangs, Elinor Wylie and many others. Illustrated with black and white art deco drawings by Winifred Bromhall. "You must have a silver penny to get into Fairyland." Includes a preface by the author on introducing children to poetry in the classroom and indexes of titles, authors and first lines. A title in the Little Library Series. xxvi, 138 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated light green covers depicting a silver shower of pennies from the moon. Uncommon in such an early printing. (bookplate inside front cover)
    Book ID: 69788
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  • Rosen, Lev Ac.
    DEPTH.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Regan Arts, (2015). Hardcover first edition - Novel which "combines hardboiled mystery and dystopian science fiction in a future where the rising ocean levels have left New York twenty-one stories under water and cut off from the rest of the United States." 261 pp. ISBN: 978-1941393079.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69790
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  • THE SOLOIST: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music. by Lopez, Steve.
    Lopez, Steve.
    THE SOLOIST: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful - and moving - account of a chance encounter with a homeless street musician changed both the lives of Lopez, a journalist who at first saw only a column in the story, and that of the violinist. Basis for the movie of the same name with Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. 273 pp. ISBN: 9780399155062.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69791
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  • DOGFACE. by Garigliano, Jeff.
    Garigliano, Jeff.
    DOGFACE.
    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    San Francisco: McAdam / Cage, 2008. First edition - The author's first novel, a "sharp, humorous debut about a teenage commando wannabe who runs amok in a boot camp for juvenile deliquents. 360 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed orange wrappers.
    Book ID: 69797
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  • TALES FROM THE SHADOWHUNTER ACADEMY. by Clare, Cassandra; Sarah Rees Brennan; Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman.
    Clare, Cassandra; Sarah Rees Brennan; Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman.
    TALES FROM THE SHADOWHUNTER ACADEMY.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon and Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2016. First edition - A collection of ten short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter, with graphic illustrations at the beginning of each story. "Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isnt sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again." 655 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69800
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  • END OF AN ERA. by Sawyer, Robert J.
    Sawyer, Robert J.
    END OF AN ERA.
    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Ace Books, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Science fiction novel set in the time of the dinosaurs. SIGNED on the title page. Cover art by Walter Velez. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-441001149.

    Condition: Just about fine.
    Book ID: 69807
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  • N'ICE SHOWS: A Berrien Gamble Ice Skating Mystery. by Bartlett, Joan.
    Bartlett, Joan.
    N'ICE SHOWS: A Berrien Gamble Ice Skating Mystery.
    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    Lincoln:, NB Writer's Club Press, (2000). SIGNED - The author's first mystery - murder and kidnapping in the world of professional ice skating (a world the author knows well as a coach and judge) SIGNED on the title page. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-595097030.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69812
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  • [Anthology, signed] Hutchings, Janet, editor. Ian Rankin and Joyce Carol Oates, signed.
    CREME DE LA CRIME.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "collection of stories from winners of the world's most prestigious mystery awards." Contributors include Lawrence Block, Jeffery Deaver, Carolyn Hart, Clark Howard, Janet LaPierre, Ian Rankin, Doug Allyn, Simon Brett, S. J. Rozan, Ruth Rendell, Jeremiah Healy, Peter Lovesey, Terence Faherty, Kathryn Rusch, Edward D. Hoch, Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Robinson, Benjamin M. Schutz, Andrew Vachss, Steven Saylor, John Mortimer, Melodie Johnson Howe, Brendan DuBois, Phil Lovesey, Anne Perry, Stuart M. Kaminsky, and Barbara D'Amato. SIGNED by TWO authors at their stories: Ian Rankin at "The Serpent's Back" (with a small drawing of knots and crosses) and Joyce Carol Oates at "The Sky-blue Ball." Introduction by the editor. 406 pp. ISBN: 0-786707380.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69813
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  • AGATHA RAISIN AND THE VICIOUS VET. by Beaton, M. C.  (pseudonym of Marion Chesney)
    Beaton, M. C. (pseudonym of Marion Chesney)
    AGATHA RAISIN AND THE VICIOUS VET.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring Agatha Raisin, set in a small village in the Cotswalds. 199 pp. ISBN: 0-312-092423.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69814
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  • WIZARD OF THE CROW. by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
    Ngugi wa Thiong'o
    WIZARD OF THE CROW.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From the exiled Kenyan novelist, playwright, poet, and literary critic--"A magisterial comic novel that is certain to take its place as a landmark of postcolonial African literature" by this exiled Kenyan writer. "Commencing in 'our times' and set in the 'Free Republic of Aburlria,' the novel dramatizes with corrosive humor and keenness of observation a battle for control of the souls of the Aburlrian people." Translated from the Gikuyu by the author. INSCRIBED and dated on the title page "in solidarity." 766 pp. ISBN: 0-37542248X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)
    Book ID: 69817
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  • TIN HOUSE MAGAZINE #14, WINTER 2003. Volume 4, Number 2: Gimme Shelter. by McCormack, Win, editor. Jim Shepard and Mary Otis, signed.
    McCormack, Win, editor. Jim Shepard and Mary Otis, signed.
    TIN HOUSE MAGAZINE #14, WINTER 2003. Volume 4, Number 2: Gimme Shelter.
    Edition: First printing.

    Portland, OR: McCormack Publications, 2003. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by TWO authors - by Jim Shepard at "John Ashcroft: More Important Things by Me" and twice by Mary Otis -on the title page and on the table of contents. Also includes fiction by Jonathan Lethem, David Benioff and Scott Spencer; poetry by Mark Ford, Sue Kwock Kim and others; Jeffrey Eugenides on finding a Nazi bunker, interviews with Charles d'Ambrosio and Tracy Chevalier, an article on Abby Fisher - Mrs Fisher - the author of the first African American Cookbook in 1881 and more. Notes on contributors 218 pp. plus ads

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69818
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  • SILVER PENNIES: A Collection of Modern Poems for Boys and Girls. by Thompson, Blanche Jennings.
    Thompson, Blanche Jennings.
    SILVER PENNIES: A Collection of Modern Poems for Boys and Girls.
    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1948 (c 1925) dj. Hardcover - Charming anthology of poems for very young children and for older children, by such poets as Yeats, de la Mare, Emily Dickinson, Nesbit, Christopher Morley, John Kendrick Bangs, Elinor Wylie and many others. Illustrated with black and white art deco drawings by Winifred Bromhall. "You must have a silver penny to get into Fairyland." Includes a preface by the author on introducing children to poetry in the classroom and indexes of titles, authors and first lines. A title in the Little Library Series. xxvi, 138 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated light green covers depicting a silver shower of pennies from the moon in a very good dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69821
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  • SANTA MONICA REVIEW,  SPRING 2008: Twentieth Anniversary Edition.Vol 20, No. 1 by Tonkovich, Andrew, editor. Terese Svoboda, signed.
    Tonkovich, Andrew, editor. Terese Svoboda, signed.
    SANTA MONICA REVIEW, SPRING 2008: Twentieth Anniversary Edition.Vol 20, No. 1
    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica College, 2008. SIGNED first edition - Contributors include Jim Krusoe, Victoria Patterson, Barry Gifford, Robert Ontiveros, Jervey Tervalon and others. SIGNED by Terese Svoboda at her story "Drug Dealers." Notes on contributors. 225 pp plus ads.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69720
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  • ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. by Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors.  Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe.
    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Anthology containing the works of over 100 modern American poets, including Martin Espada, Paul Beatty, Sapphire, Ntozake Shange, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Luis Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Thulani Davis, Victor Hernadez Cruz, Patricia Spears Jones, David Henderson, Sandra Maria Esteves and many others. SIGNED by Luis J. Rodriguez at "Meeting the Animal at Washington Square Park." The selected works were all first performed at New York City's Nuyorkian Poets' Cafe --- founded by poets Miguel Algarin, Miguel Pinero, and others. 1994 American Book Award Winner. Notes on the poets, 514 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-32576.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 69721
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  • A SUMMER LIFE. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    A SUMMER LIFE.
    Edition: First printing.

    Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Snapshot like glances at growing up Chicano and male in Fresno, California in the 50's. - essays on almonds, catfish, bicycling, and the people who knew are all part of this wonderful, but brief, collection. SIGNED on the title page. 115 pp. ISBN: 0-87451-5238.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.
    Book ID: 69723
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  • THE GODDESS and Other Women. by Oates, Joyce Carol
    Oates, Joyce Carol
    THE GODDESS and Other Women.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vanguard, (1974.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth collection of short stories, by this prolific and award-winning author. SIGNED on the title page. 468 pp. ISBN: 0-8149-07458.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (short tears with associated creasing at top edge of dj, light crease on spine of dj) .
    Book ID: 69725
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • MURDER AND THE FIRST LADY. by Roosevelt, Elliott.
    Roosevelt, Elliott.
    MURDER AND THE FIRST LADY.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in 1939 and introducing First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt who is determined to try and find the truth behind the murder of a White House staffer - and save her young assistant from the electric chair. 227 pp. ISBN: 0-312-552807.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69730
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  • STORMING THE GATES OF PARADISE: Landscapes For Politics. by Solnit, Rebecca.
    Solnit, Rebecca.
    STORMING THE GATES OF PARADISE: Landscapes For Politics.
    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collects almost 40 of her most significant essays from the past ten years - essay which "take the reader from the Pyrenees to the U.S.-Mexican border, from San Francisco to London, from open sky to the deepest mines, and from the antislavery struggles of two hundred years ago to todays street protests. . . a unique guidebook to the American landscape after the millennium not just the deserts, skies, gardens, and wilderness areas that have long made up Solnits subject matter, but the social landscape of democracy and repression, of borders, ruins, and protests." SIGNED on the title page. Notes, xii, 409 pp. ISBN: 978-0520251090.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69733
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  • URANIUM: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World. by Zoellner, Tom.
    Zoellner, Tom.
    URANIUM: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of "the most powerful source of energy the earth can yield. Uranium is a common element in the earth's crust and the only naturally occurring mineral with the power to end all life on the planet. After World War II, it reshaped the global order - whoever could master uranium could master the world." SIGNED on the title page. Notes on sources, index. xii, 337 pp. ISBN: 978-0670020645.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (name on front endpaper, some toning to edges of textblock).
    Book ID: 69734
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  • TOM SWIFT AND HIS GIANT ROBOT: Tom Swift, Jr series #4. by Appleton, Victor II.
    Appleton, Victor II.
    TOM SWIFT AND HIS GIANT ROBOT: Tom Swift, Jr series #4.
    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1954.) dj. Hardcover - Illustrated by Graham Kaye. Lists through #16 in this series in the front of the book. In blue tweed covers, blue and white illustrated endpapers. 211 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (some loss to the spine of the dj at both the top and the bottom, tear along front fold of dj, other edgewear).
    Book ID: 69738
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  • A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: Book Five of A Song of Ice and Fire. by Martin, George R. R.
    Martin, George R. R.
    A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: Book Five of A Song of Ice and Fire.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Epic fantasy, basis of the HBO series "Game of Thrones." SIGNED by Martin on the title page. Map endpapers. 1016 pp. ISBN: 9780553801477.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some light creasing to front endpaper and first few pages, binding slightly loose as is common with massive books like this, minor wear to dj.)
    Book ID: 69743
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  • THE DRAGON'S SECRET. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE DRAGON'S SECRET.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Century Co., 1921. Hardcover first edition - Story set on the lonely coast of New Jersey during the month of October, involving 2 girls who become friends as they try to solve the mystery of an unusual casket they found buried in the sand. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy internal plates. 253 pp. Bound in gray-green cloth with yellow lettering on the spine and front cover, and a silhouetted illustration of two girls and a dog on the front cover, a small dragon on the spine.

    Condition: Very good condition (some minor wear to covers, and gift inscription on front endpaper dated Dec 1, 1921, but overall a tight and clean copy of a rather uncommon Seaman title.)
    Book ID: 69745
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  • LISTEN FOR THE CLICK. by Breen, Jon L.
    Breen, Jon L.
    LISTEN FOR THE CLICK.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1983.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery novel, introducing Jerry Brogan and set in the world of horse racing in Southern California. SIGNED on the title page. 173 pp. ISBN: 0-802754929.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (discoloration from binding process on endpapers)
    Book ID: 69747
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  • IMPYRIUM. by Neff, Henry H.
    Neff, Henry H.
    IMPYRIUM.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2016). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in a middle grade fantasy series, in which "two unlikely allies confront a conspiracy that will shake the world of Impyrium to its core. For over three thousand years, the Faeregine dynasty has ruled Impyrium. But the familys magic has been fading, and with it their power over the empire. Whether its treachery from a rival house, the demon Lirlanders, or rebel forces, many believe the Faeregines are ripe to fall." Dust jacket praise from James Dashner (who called this "A magnificent, rich, exhilarating book.") and Eoin Colfer. SIGNED on the title page and dated in October 2016. Illustrated with a frontispiece, a double page map and small drawings at the head of each chapter. 583 pp. ISBN: 978-0062392053.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 69750
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  • THE CROSSING. by Connelly, Michael.
    Connelly, Michael.
    THE CROSSING.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2015). SIGNED first edition - A Harry Bosch novel. Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed, and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Harry starts digging. with the help of his former partner Lucy Soto. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him. SIGNED on the title page. 388 pp.

    Condition: Just about fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon ARC, especiallly so signed.
    Book ID: 69753
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  • HELEN GRANT, GRADUATE (#6 in series) by Douglas, Amanda M (Minnie) 1831-1916.
    Douglas, Amanda M (Minnie) 1831-1916.
    HELEN GRANT, GRADUATE (#6 in series)
    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Lothrup, Lee & Shepherd, (1908.). Hardcover first edition - The sixth title in this series which follows Helen Grant and her friends through their years in college and afterwards. Illustrated by Amy Brooks with a glossy frontispiece and five internal glossy plates. Lists to #5 in this series both in the front of the book and in the ads at the rear. 399 pp plus 7 pages of publisher's ads. . Bound in light grey cloth boards with an illustration of a young woman in a winter coat standing in the snow on the front cover.

    Condition: Very good - corners slightly bumped, gift inscription in pencil dated Dec 25,1916.
    Book ID: 69755
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  • THE HOT COUNTRIES. by Hallinan, Timothy.
    Hallinan, Timothy.
    THE HOT COUNTRIES.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The eighth thriller in the series featuring travel writer and American ex-pat Poke Rafferty and set in Bangkok, Thailand. SIGNED on the title page. Author's afterword. 325 pp. ISBN: 978-1616954468.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69756
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  • IQ. by Ide, Joe.
    Ide, Joe.
    IQ.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

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

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (slight crease to upper corner of front cover).
    Book ID: 69757
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  • ANOTHER THING TO FALL. by Lippman, Laura.
    Lippman, Laura.
    ANOTHER THING TO FALL.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the award-winning mystery series featuring former reporter turned private investigator Tess Monaghan, set in Baltimore, Maryland. Author's note. SIGNED on the title page. 325 pp. ISBN: 9780061128875.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)
    Book ID: 69758
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  • AXE HANDLES. by Snyder, Gary.
    Snyder, Gary.
    AXE HANDLES.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    SF: Northpoint Press, 1983. dj. First edition - A wonderful collection, his first after winning the Pulitzer prize for 'Turtle Island' in 1974. The title refers to his son ('I am an axe, and my son a handle, soon to be shaping again.') and many of the poems are about family and community. 114 pp. ISBN: 0-86547-1207.

    Condition: Very near fine in white wrappers with illustrated dustjacket (price-clipped).
    Book ID: 69761
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE BOOK OF NIGHT WOMEN. by James, Marlon.
    James, Marlon.
    THE BOOK OF NIGHT WOMEN.
    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2009. SIGNED hardcover - The author's second book, preceding his Booker Award winning "A Brief History of Seven Killings," the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. SIGNED on the title page. 417 pp. ISBN: 978-1594488573.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)
    Book ID: 69762
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  • PRIMITIVE PEOPLE. by Prose, Francine.
    Prose, Francine.
    PRIMITIVE PEOPLE.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Described as a 'bitingly satiric novel of life among the not so noble savages of wealthy surbubia' this funny - and oddly touching - book is the story of Simone, a beautiful young Haitian woman who has fled the violence of Port-au-Prince only to find herself in a world also brutal and bizarre. SIGNED on the title page. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-374-237220.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69764
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD. by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in her MaddAddam trilogy, sequel to Oryx and Crake, and like that book set in a near future in which the world has been devastated by a global pandemic which set across the earth like a waterless flood. While there appear to be few human survivors, gene-spliced life is beginning to proliferate. SIGNED on the title page. 434 pp. ISBN: 978-0385528771.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69765
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  • MRS. CRADDOCK. by Maugham, W. Somerset.
    Maugham, W. Somerset.
    MRS. CRADDOCK.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: George H. Doran, nd [1920]. Hardcover first edition - The first sentence sums up this early novel by Maugham: "this book might also be called the triumph of love." Both the English and US first editions had some "offensive parts" removed from the original manuscript. GDH logo on title page. 313 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in the original brown cloth with black lettering (fraying to ends and sides of spine, lettering rubbed on spine, toning to the pages, bookplate)
    Book ID: 69766
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