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  • SKETCHES FROM THE RANCH: A Montana Memoir. by Aadland, Dan. Illustrated by Nik Carpenter.
    Aadland, Dan. Illustrated by Nik Carpenter.
    SKETCHES FROM THE RANCH: A Montana Memoir.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Howell Book House, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A year in the life of a rancher, interspersed with stories of the past, in southern Montana on land originally settled in 1892 by a Danish immigrant cowboy. A beautiful book, reflective and thoughtful, illustrated with both full-color full-page plates (including one double-page spread) by Nik Carpenter and many smaller en texte illustrations. Slightly oversized format. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-87605-078x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 51622
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  • Aardema, Verna (illustrated by Marc Brown.)
    OH KOJO! HOW COULD YOU! An Ashanti Tale.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of how a magic young boy finally gets the better of the trickster Anansi (with the help of a cat), after being fooled not once, not twice, but three times. Adapted from the Wa of Na by Aardema and colorfully illustrated by Marc Brown. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-803700067.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall good condition in glossy illustrated boards in a near fine unmarked dustjacket (dj price-clipped, tape reinforcement to front hinge.)
    Book ID: 37825
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  • WHO'S IN RABBIT'S HOUSE? A Masai Tale. by Aardema, Verna; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
    Aardema, Verna; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
    WHO'S IN RABBIT'S HOUSE? A Masai Tale.
    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (1977.) dj. Hardcover - Adapted by Aardema from the Masai tale 'The Long One' and illustrated in full color, using pastels and tempura, by the Dillons. Large square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8037-95505.

    Condition: Ex-school library with the usual markings, a tear to the front endpaper, but overall good condition in a bright and attractive and unmarked dust jacket..
    Book ID: 56086
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  • CATCH CALICO! by Aaron, Chester.
    Aaron, Chester.
    CATCH CALICO!
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young adult novel set in rural Marin county in nothern California. 14 year old Louis must comes to terms with the death of his father, the frightening illness of his grandfather, and even with changes in the behavior of his cat Calico, who has rabies. 148 pp. ISBN: 0-525275517.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket. (some chipping and edgewear to the dj.)
    Book ID: 42205
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  • Aaron, Hank (with Lonnie Wheeler)
    I HAD A HAMMER: The Hank Aaron Story.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Photographs. 333 pages. ISBN: 0-06-0163216.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine dj.
    Book ID: 24158
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  • Aaron, Hank (with Lonnie Wheeler)
    I HAD A HAMMER: The Hank Aaron Story.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Photographs. 333 pages. ISBN: 0-06-0163216.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (appears like a new unread copy, but dampness caused bleeding from the spine of the book to the inside of the dj.)
    Book ID: 19100
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  • GRACELAND. by Abani, Chris.
    Abani, Chris.
    GRACELAND.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Nigerian-born author's powerful first novel, the story of a teenage Elvis impersonator living in a sprawling slum of Lagos. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-374-165890.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 69212
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  • Abani, Chris.
    THE VIRGIN OF FLAMES.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in the world." Cover praise from Walter Mosley and Russell Banks. SIGNED on the title page. 291 pp.

    Condition: Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers (a new copy)
    Book ID: 37582
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  • Abani, Chris.
    THE VIRGIN OF FLAMES.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in the world." Cover praise from Walter Mosley and Russell Banks. 291 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 38904
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  • ABBEY'S ROAD. by Abbey, Edward.
    Abbey, Edward.
    ABBEY'S ROAD.
    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Dutton, (1979.). Explorations in the West and elsewhere, from the Rio Grande in Texas to Canyonlands and Lake Powell in Utah - and to Mexico and Scotland and Australia. Illustrated with his drawings. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-525-030018.

    Condition: Good overall (some discoloration to lower edge of back cover and last few pages, but otherwise tight and clean.)
    Book ID: 56876
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  • THE JOURNEY HOME: Some Words in Defense of the American West. by Abbey, Edward.
    Abbey, Edward.
    THE JOURNEY HOME: Some Words in Defense of the American West.
    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Dutton, (1977.). Essays on the changing west - from the "blob" coming to Arizona, to the "second rape" of strip mining, and more written out a deep love for the West and anger for what is happening. Illustrated with drawings by Jim Stiles. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-525-037004.

    Condition: Very good (some curling to the covers.)
    Book ID: 56877
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  • HAYDUKE LIVES! by Abbey, Edward
    Abbey, Edward
    HAYDUKE LIVES!
    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His last novel, published posthumously - the eco-warrior Hayduke, believed dead, surfaces to fight again for his beloved canyon country. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-316-004111.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.
    Book ID: 11123
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  • Abbey, Edward.
    CACTUS COUNTRY.
    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Time-Life, 1977. dj. Hardcover - The American Wilderness Series. Beautifully illustrated with many full color photographs.

    Condition: Very near fine / no dj as issued.
    Book ID: 17215
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  • Abbey, Edward.
    THE SERPENTS OF PARADISE: A Reader.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - A selection of Abbey's essays, travel pieces and fiction, arranged chronologically to tell the story of his life in his own words. Edited and with commentary by John Macrae. Includes a selected bibliography and a poem in memoriam by Wendell Berry. 400 pages. ISBN: 0-8050-31324.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line.)
    Book ID: 18262
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  • Abbey, Edward.
    SLUMGULLION STEW: An Edward Abbey Reader.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon anthology of Abbey's works, edited and illustrated by Abbey himself. In addition to selections from his books ranging from 'Jonathan Troy' to 'Desert Solitaire' and 'Monkey Wrench Gang', this also includes a preface by Abbey and a selection 'Rites of Spring' from an unpublished novel. 383pp. ISBN: 0-525-242848.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (minor edgewear to dj, including short closed tear.) An attractive copy of a hard-to-find Abbey title.
    Book ID: 23501
    Keywords: Anthology
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  • CACTUS COUNTRY. by Abbey, Edward.
    Abbey, Edward.
    CACTUS COUNTRY.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Time-Life, (1973.). Hardcover first edition - A title in The American Wilderness Series- the credits describe Abbey as 'a self-proclaimed desert rat." Beautifully illustrated with many full color and black and white photographs, including some double page ones. Slightly oversized format. Index. 184 pp. True first printing with the hourglass on the last page.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards with a black cloth spine, issued without a dust jacket (corners slightly bumped.).
    Book ID: 53877
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  • THE BRAVE COWBOY: An Old Tale in a New Time. by Abbey, Edward.
    Abbey, Edward.
    THE BRAVE COWBOY: An Old Tale in a New Time.
    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Avon, (1992.). Novel about a loner at odds with modern civilization, as he rides a feisty chestnut mare across the new West buried in concrete. 297 pp. ISBN: 0-380-714590.

    Condition: Near fine.
    Book ID: 46124
    Keywords: Fiction
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  • HAYDUKE LIVES! by Abbey, Edward
    Abbey, Edward
    HAYDUKE LIVES!
    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His last novel, published posthumously - the eco-warrior Hayduke, believed dead, surfaces to fight again for his beloved canyon country. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-316-004111.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.
    Book ID: 54263
    View cart More details Price: $17.50
  • Abbey, Edward
    HAYDUKE LIVES!
    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1990.). His last novel, published posthumously - the eco-warrior Hayduke, believed dead, surfaces to fight again for his beloved canyon country. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-316-004138.

    Condition: Good only (coffee? stain to first couple of pages,)
    Book ID: 47066
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  • BEYOND THE WALL: Essays from the Outside. by Abbey, Edward.
    Abbey, Edward.
    BEYOND THE WALL: Essays from the Outside.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1984.). First edition - Essays about the desert, the Coloroda River, the Sea of Cortes, Alaska and more - an introduction to some special pockets of wilderness still remaining. 203 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0693012.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy brown wrappers.
    Book ID: 39578
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  • Abbey, Edward (edited by David Peterson, illustrated by Michael McCurdy)
    EARTH APPLES: the Poetry of Edward Abbey
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first publication of 71 poems, culled from his journals, originally written between 1952 and 1989. A lovely small book, illustrated with woodcuts by Michael McCurdy.112 pp. ISBN: 0-312-112653.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 5601
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • ZYZZYVA: The Last Word: West Coast Writers and Artists, Volume II, Number 1, Spring 1986. by (Abbey, Edward; Bowles, Paul; Seth, Vikram and others)  Junker, Howard, editor.
    (Abbey, Edward; Bowles, Paul; Seth, Vikram and others) Junker, Howard, editor.
    ZYZZYVA: The Last Word: West Coast Writers and Artists, Volume II, Number 1, Spring 1986.
    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    San Francisco: ZYZZYVA, Inc. 1986. First edition - The first anniversary issue of this interesting magazine - included are excerpts from novels-in-progress by Abbey (Confessions of a Barbarian), Seth (Golden Gate), a translation of a Mrabet story by Paul Bowles, poetry by Joseph Hansen (best known for his David Brandstetter mysteries), Ron Silliman, Deborah Brunner, Dorianne Laux and more. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff wrappers.
    Book ID: 39552
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  • PROGRAMME,  AMHARCLANN NA MAINISTREACH /  ABBEY THEATRE. by Abbey Theatre Co.
    Abbey Theatre Co.
    PROGRAMME, AMHARCLANN NA MAINISTREACH / ABBEY THEATRE.
    Edition: First printing.

    Dublin, Ireland: The National Theatre Society, Ltd. 1945. First edition - Program for Monday, 3rd December 1945 and the following nights for the Second Week of "The Playboy of the Western World" in 3 acts by J.M. Synge, with Brid Ni Loingsigh, Denis O'Dea, Cyril Cusack and others. Laid in is a small slip noting that Cussack had suffered an injury to his knee and asking the audience to overlook any stiffness. 4 pp stapled inside paper covers, includes many ads for local businesses.

    Condition: Very good overall in grey-green illustrated paper wrappers (stapled slightly off-center, fragile paper)
    Book ID: 63346
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  • ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ended June 30 1927. by (Abbott, C. G., Acting Secretary.)
    (Abbott, C. G., Acting Secretary.)
    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ended June 30 1927.
    Edition: First edition.

    Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1928. Hardcover first edition - In addiiton to the annual reports of the various departments and museums that make up the Smithsonian Institution, this includes many articles on scientific discoveries and natural history, with a focus on modern astronomy the evolution of 20th century physics;. Incuded are articles on Isaac Newton by Professor Albert Einstein; the nucleus of the atom; the centenary of Augustin Fresnel; the coming of the new coal age; geologic romance of the Finger Lakes; fossil marine faunas as indicators of climactic conditions; paleontology and human relations; at the North Pole by Lincoln Ellsworth; soaring flight (gliding) by Wolfgang Klemperer, bird banding in America; the distribution of fresh-water fishes; the evidence of man's bearing on evolution; the origins of Chinese civilization; archaeology of China; Indian villages on southeast Alaska; the interpretation of aboriginal mounds by means of Creek Indian customs; Friedrich Kurz, artist-explorer; note on the principles and process of X-ray examination of paintings; lengthening of human life in retrospect and prospect; Charles Doolittle Walcott; William Healey Dall; and more. Illustrated with many plates, including one fold-out plate and one in color, as well as numerous entexte figures, maps, and charts.Index, xii 580 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark green cloth (rubbing to the lettering on the spine, but a sturdy and clean volume.)
    Book ID: 52017
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  • RECOLLECTIONS OF A CALIFORNIA PIONEER. by Abbott, Carlisle S.
    Abbott, Carlisle S.
    RECOLLECTIONS OF A CALIFORNIA PIONEER.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Neale Publishing 1917. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a pioneer who traveled to California at the start of the Gold Rush, written at age 88 during his retirement. Along with his brother, he left Beloit, Wisconsin, on March 3, 1850 and traveled along the Platte River through South Pass to Salt Lake City, where the company disbanded, although he continued across the desert to the Carson River and Mormon Station. He spent several months of mining at Volcano above Yankee Slide on the American River. After returning to Wisconsin, and back again to California, he leased a ranch at Point Reyes, and eventually wound up in Tombstone Arizona in an "attempt to recoup his fortunes." He failed at mining, gave up on ranching, and was impoverished by a risky railroad venture, but he wrote an valuable and entertaining account of the overland journey and of life in Gold Rush California and afterwards. Frontispiece portrait. 235 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy dark green library binding, with the usual markings, but overall good condition. Uncommon in the first edition.
    Book ID: 56955
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  • FATHER GOOSE IN OZ. by Abbott, Donald
    Abbott, Donald
    FATHER GOOSE IN OZ.
    Edition: First edition

    New York: The Emerald City Press, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - An adventure of Father Goose who - with the help of Bilkins and his magical pen that transforms whatever is written in rhyme into truth - enters the land of Oz. Black and white sketches throughout book. Although this is the hardcover limited edition, it is out of series, and neither numbered nor signed. 105 pp. ISBN: 0-929605-322.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 59480
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  • Abbott, Kathleen.
    MASKS AND IKONS.
    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    London: Enitharmon Press, 1973. First edition - A collection of poems issued in an edition of just 400 copies, of which 20 were specially bound. Illustrations on the cover page and the outer wrappers by Juliet Standing. Designed and printed at Daedalus Press, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. 45 pp plus the colophon. ISBN: 0-901111-49X.

    Condition: Near fine in light green wrappers with self flaps (name of poet Elizabeth Harrod on first page.)
    Book ID: 68151
    Keywords: fine press, Poetry
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  • Abbott, Lee K.
    STRANGERS IN PARADISE.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's third collection of short stories - he stakes out the territory of the American Southwest with extraordinary tales of seemingly ordinary lives. His small town characters are filled with dreams as expansive as the desert that surrounds them. Included in this collection is the O. Henry Award winning story "Living Alone in Iota" and the Pushcart Prize winning "x.". ISBN: 0-399-131965.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (slight toning to pages.)
    Book ID: 3939
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  • Abbott, Lee K.
    LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT, a novella and stories.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised Southwestern author's fifth book .

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (rem mark.)
    Book ID: 3940
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  • Abbott, Lee K.
    LOVE IS THE CROOKED THING.
    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second collection of short stories by this award-winning and highly praised young writer, born and raised in New Mexico - A title in the Bright Leaf Short Fiction series, edited by Shannon Ravenel. 182 pp. Cover art reproduces the painting 'New Mexico Landscape #5' by David Mason. ISBN: 0-912697-30x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 35364
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