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  • THE ANGEL OF HISTORY. by Alameddine, Rabih.
    Alameddine, Rabih.
    THE ANGEL OF HISTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

    Book ID: 72616
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  • THE ANGEL OF HISTORY. by Alameddine, Rabih.
    Alameddine, Rabih.
    THE ANGEL OF HISTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

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

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

    Book ID: 75478
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  • SAVING THE WORLD. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    SAVING THE WORLD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2006.). First edition - A novel which goes back and forth between two centuries - from the fight against AIDS in the modern Dominican Republic to the 1803 smallpox expedition of Francisco Xavier Balmis. 368 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72659
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  • SAVING THE WORLD. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    SAVING THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which goes back and forth between two centuries - from the fight against AIDS in the modern Dominican Republic to the 1803 smallpox expedition of Francisco Xavier Balmis. 368 pp. ISBN: 156512510x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47879
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  • SAVING THE WORLD. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    SAVING THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which goes back and forth between two centuries - from the fight against AIDS in the modern Dominican Republic to the 1803 smallpox expedition of Francisco Xavier Balmis. INSCRIBED on the title page "for Mary" with a drawing of a heart and dated in the year of publication. 368 pp. ISBN: 156512510x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64330
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  • PEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE / LES GENS PEU ORDINAIRES. by Atwood, Margaret, preface; Photographers and Friends United Against Aids.
    Atwood, Margaret, preface; Photographers and Friends United Against Aids.
    PEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE / LES GENS PEU ORDINAIRES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Viking Press, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of full page black and white photographs of more than one hundred Canadians who have excelled in the arts, as entrepreneurs, as athletes and more - including Leonard Cohen, Wayne Gretzky, k.d. lang, Yousouf Karsh and many others. A bilingual edition with brief introductions to each person in both English and French. A project of the Photographers and Friends United Against Aids. List of photographers with notes on each. Large format, approx 9 1/2 inches by 12 inches. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-670-864757.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good+ dust jacket (a bit of shelfwear, remainder dot on bottom edge, but otherwise a clean, tight copy)

    Book ID: 60186
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  • SACRAMENT. by Barker, Clive.
    Barker, Clive.
    SACRAMENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An ambitious novel by Barker, neither horror nor fantasy, although containing elements of both - the story of Will Rabjohns, a noted wildlife photographer, who is left almost dead by an enounter with an Alaskan bear. ISBN: 0-06-017949x.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 32219
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  • MAYDAY RAMPAGE. by Bess, Clayton.
    Bess, Clayton.
    MAYDAY RAMPAGE.

    Edition: First printing, the trade paperback issue.

    Sacramento, CA: Lookout Press, (1993). First edition - "In love, In trouble. In terror." A frank and powerful novel on dealing with AIDS written for high school students. 198 pp. ISBN: 1-882405013.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (interesting gift inscription on the first page - from a great grandmother - who hopes that her great-grandchildren will read and learn from this book, and that they will loan it to teachers or others).

    Book ID: 66345
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  • Campo, Rafael; Frederico Garcia Lorca.
    DIVA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Durham and London, Duke University Press, (1999.). First edition - In this, his moving third collection of poems, Campo explores the themes of his Cuban heritage, his work as a doctor caring for AIDS patients and his identity as a gay man (including his rejection by his mother because of this.) The final section consists of translations of Frederico Garcia Lorca's Sonnets of Dark Love. 98 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 32837
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  • SEX, SCIENCE, AND STEM CELLS: Inside the Right Wing Assault on Reason. by DeGette, Congresswoman Diana with Daniel Paisner.
    DeGette, Congresswoman Diana with Daniel Paisner.
    SEX, SCIENCE, AND STEM CELLS: Inside the Right Wing Assault on Reason.

    Edition: First printing.

    Guildford, CT: The Lyons Press, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of "Congress's leading advocates of stem cell research presents a blistering indictment of the politicization of science--and sex--by the Bush administrastion, the Republican leadership, and the religious right. Addressing not only stem cell research but also birth control, HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns, abortion, and sex education, Colorado Congresswoman Diane DeGette takes the Bush White House and its fundamentalist allies to taks for subverting any real discussion of human sexuality and reproduction." SIGNED by Degette on the half title page. Index. 248 pp. ISBN: 9781599214313.

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

    Book ID: 42006
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  • HIV, MON AMOUR, Poems. by Dent, Tory.
    Dent, Tory.
    HIV, MON AMOUR, Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Riverdale-on-Hudson, New York: The Sheep Meadow Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her extraordinary second collection of poems, winner of the 1999 James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. 93 pp. ISBN: 1878818813.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48559
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  • THE DINNER PARTY. by Fast, Howard
    Fast, Howard
    THE DINNER PARTY.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1987.) dj. Hardcover - A novel by a writer known for his explorations of questions of ethics and morality in his books - the entire action takes place in just one day at the home of a US Senator. " It all sounds like a gracious and well-ordered affair, but as events unfold, the reader is battered from all sides by one startling revelation after another." 187 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47629
    Keywords: AIDS, Fiction, hiv
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  • THE DINNER PARTY. by Fast, Howard
    Fast, Howard
    THE DINNER PARTY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel by a writer known for his explorations of questions of ethics and morality in his books - the entire action takes place in just one day at the home of a US Senator. " It all sounds like a gracious and well-ordered affair, but as events unfold, the reader is battered from all sides by one startling revelation after another." 250 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78163
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRITING 2001. by Ferris, Timothy, editor. .
    Ferris, Timothy, editor. .
    THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRITING 2001.

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

    New York, NY: Harper Collins, (2001). First edition - "A dynamic, up-to-date collection of essays and articles by America's most prominent thinkers and writers, addressing the most controversial, socially relevant topics that recent developements in science pose." Pieces by Joel Achenbach, Malcolm Gladwell, Richard Preston, Alan Lightman, Tracy Kidder, John Updike and many more. Series Editor Jesse Cohen. Notes on contributors, xi, 333 pp. ISBN: 0-060936487.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 55219
    Keywords: aids, Anthology, dna, genome, obesity
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  • THERE IS NO ME WITHOUT YOU: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children. by Greene, Melissa Fay.
    Greene, Melissa Fay.
    THERE IS NO ME WITHOUT YOU: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Haregewoin Teffera of Ethiopa, whose Addis Ababa home became an unofficial orphanage and day school for the children left bereft by the AIDS crisis. Illustrated with color photographs. ISBN: 1596911166.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59120
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  • COLLECTED POEMS. by Gunn, Thom (1929-2004.)
    Gunn, Thom (1929-2004.)
    COLLECTED POEMS.

    Edition: Trade paperback - 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1997.). SIGNED - Powerful collection by this writer, born in England, but closely associated with San Francisco for most of his life (Edmund White described him as "the last of the commune dwellers [...] serious and intellectual by day and druggy and sexual by night".) In 2003, he was the first poet to be awarded the prestigious David Cohen British Literature Award for lifetime achievement. SIGNED on the title page. Postcript, notes, index of titles. 495 pp. ISBN: 0-374-524335.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (bookstore stamp inside front cover, otherwise as new, appears unread.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 54761
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  • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS. by Gurganus, Allan.
    Gurganus, Allan.
    PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Southern author's third novel, set in New York city's gay art scene in the 1980s, just as AIDS is appearing. 337 pp plus a 16 pp typescript of a work by the protagonist, Hartley Mims. Dust jacket by Chip Kidd. ISBN: 0-394589149.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76479
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  • THE IMMORTALS. by Hickman, Tracy.
    Hickman, Tracy.
    THE IMMORTALS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in what was the near future: it is 2010, and the United States is ravaged by disease, and stifled by martial law. A lethal virus known as V-CIDS strikes without discrimination and the government responds by isolating those infected into specially designed internment camps. Author's afterword. 355 pp. ISBN: 0-451-454022.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket. (knick to one corner of the dj.)

    Book ID: 56895
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  • SENSING LIGHT FROM DARK: A Novel. by Jacobson, Mark A.
    Jacobson, Mark A.
    SENSING LIGHT FROM DARK: A Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Ulysses Press. (2016). First edition - "San Francisco, 1979 an epidemic begins" Written by a doctor who was just beginning his internship days after the CDC reported a mysterious, fatal form on immundeficiency, and who went on to become a leading Bay Area AIDS physician, this novel "follows the lives of three people from vastly different walks of life, who find themselves thrown together by a shared urgency to find out what is killing so many men in the prime of their lives." 346 pp.

    Condition: Fine in blue printed wrappers with clear acrylic covers..

    Book ID: 69979
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  • Kozol,Jonathan.
    AMAZING GRACE: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York Crown, (c.1995.) dj. Hardcover - A book about inner city children - growing up in the South Bronx - and the guarantee that they will lead lives full of heartbreak, violence and disease unless people start trying to make a difference. Index. 286 pp. ISBN: 0-517-799995.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 29674
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  • Kozol,Jonathan.
    AMAZING GRACE: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York Crown, (c.1995.) dj. Hardcover - A book about inner city children - growing up in the South Bronx - and the guarantee that they will lead lives full of heartbreak, violence and disease unless people start trying to make a difference. Index. 286 pp. ISBN: 0-517-799995.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some splotching to the top of the textblock.)

    Book ID: 28515
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  • Kurlansky, Mark.
    A CONTINENT OF ISLANDS. Searching for the Caribbean Destiny.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1992. dj. Hardcover - A wide-ranging collection of Caribbean vignettes, historical, personal, and cultural. With photographs and suggestions for further reading. Map. Index, 324 pp. ISBN: 0-201-523965.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 5516
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  • THE RULES OF SEDUCTION. by Magida, Daniel L.
    Magida, Daniel L.
    THE RULES OF SEDUCTION.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, the story of Jack Newland, a handsome and wealthy young man on his 28th birthday, the day in which he came into his trust, and his coming to grips with his life and his past in the days following it. SIGNED on the title page. 422 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68289
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  • KENNEDY'S BRAIN. by Mankell, Henning.
    Mankell, Henning.
    KENNEDY'S BRAIN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & London: The New Press, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A stand-alone thriller set in Sweden, Spain and Mozambiqu (where the author has traveled and lived for more than 20 years) by this award winning novelist who is best known for the Kurt Wallender mysteries. Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. 328 pp. ISBN: 9781595581846.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50320
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  • WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE NOW. by Maran, Meredith.
    Maran, Meredith.
    WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE NOW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Memoir by this former 60s activist, expelled from the Bronx High School of Science for leading protests against the Vietnam war, now a lesbian, mother, living in integrated neighborhood in Oakland, California, which focuses on her attempts to reconcile her activist ideals of the 60s and 70s with her life today - shows us clearly how her life has been and is still shaped by those ideal. SIGNED on the title page. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-553-096001.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55578
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  • McMullan, Margaret
    WHEN WARHOL WAS STILL ALIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a novel about working in the women's magazine industry in New York City, by a former editor at "Glamour" magazine. 199 pp. ISBN: 0-89594-6513.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 36017
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  • Miller, Tom (1945-2000, illustrator) and Murphy, Camay Calloway (words)
    CAN A COAL SCUTTLE FLY?

    Edition: First printing.

    Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The only children's book illustrated by Tom Miller, an award-winning artist whose exuberant work has been described as 'Afro-Deco.' This book, based on his own childhood, is all about the possiblities - what objects can be, and what people can be - and even though it was done several years after he was diagnosed with AIDS, this is a joyous book. The accompanying text is by Camay Calloway Murphy, daughter of jazz musician Cab Calloway and an award-winning educator. ISBN: 0-938420-550.

    Condition: SIGNED by both the author and the artist, and dated in 1996. Fine in fine dust jacket. An uncommon book, especially signed.

    Book ID: 24642
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  • CAN A COAL SCUTTLE FLY? by Miller, Tom (1945-2000, illustrator) and Murphy, Camay Calloway (words)
    Miller, Tom (1945-2000, illustrator) and Murphy, Camay Calloway (words)
    CAN A COAL SCUTTLE FLY?

    Edition: First printing.

    Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The only children's book illustrated by Tom Miller, an award-winning artist whose exuberant work has been described as 'Afro-Deco.' This book, based on his own childhood, is all about the possiblities - what objects can be, and what people can be - and even though it was done several years after he was diagnosed with AIDS, this is a joyous book. The accompanying text is by Camay Calloway Murphy, daughter of jazz musician Cab Calloway and an award-winning educator. SIGNED by the author, Camay Calloway Murphy with the words 'Hope that you enjoy this book! " and dated in 1996. Also inscribed with the notation that 'Christopher's mother wrote this book' Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-938420-550.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. An uncommon book, especially signed.

    Book ID: 53974
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  • DOUBLE HELIX. by Parker, Nancy.
    Parker, Nancy.
    DOUBLE HELIX.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy for a trade paperback original.

    Ashland, OR: Ashland Hills Press, (2000.). First edition - The author's second novel featuring investigative reporter Kate Lipton, an edgy techno-thriller involving the disappearance of three AIDS sufferers after they traveled to Grenada in the Caribbean in search of a cure. 252 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72931
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  • Powell, Patricia
    A SMALL GATHERING OF BONES

    Edition: Uncorrected proof for this trade paperback original.

    London & Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1994. First edition - A title in the Caribbean Writers Series. First novel (second book) by this young writer who was born in Jamaica, described as 'a frank and sensitive novel exploring the complexity of homosexuality' set at in the late 1970's when a mysterious illness was just beginning to threaten the gay community. 139 pp. .

    Condition: Fne in white printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 35135
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