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  • HOMETOWN BREW. by Akins, Ellen
    Akins, Ellen
    HOMETOWN BREW.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. First edition - The author's fifth novel, set in a small Wisconsin beer town, this is a story of sibling rivalry and corporate intrigue. 234 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed light blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 82085
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  • BLACK WATER. by Allyn, Doug.
    Allyn, Doug.
    BLACK WATER.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (1996). First edition - Second novel in the interesting series by this Edgar award winning writer featuring Michelle "Mitch" Mitchell, deep sea diver and marine oilfield construction worker and single mother, who has returned to Northern Michigan upon the death of her father, taking over running the combination dive shop and bar-restaurant, and sometimes doing some recovery diving for the Sheriff's department. SIGNED on the title page. 217 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 82086
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  • NO NAME IN THE STREET. by Baldwin, James.
    Baldwin, James.
    NO NAME IN THE STREET.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dial Press, 1972. First edition - Uncommon advance issue (cover says "Uncorrected Galleys") of this very personal book by one of the most important African American novelist, essayist and playwright - this deals with the history of the 1960's and early 1970's. He remembers the Harlem childhood that shaped his early conciousness, the murders of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, his sojourns in Europe and in Hollywood, and his return to the American South to confront a violent America, including the killing of George Jackson, the trial of Angela Davis. 190 pp.

    Condition: Very good (tape reinforcement to the spine, handwritten notation on the cover 'please do not review until' with an arrow down to 'May 26,1972.'

    Book ID: 42231
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  • PLATITUDES by Ellis, Trey
    Ellis, Trey
    PLATITUDES

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Vintage, (1988.). First edition - African-American author's first book, described by Alexander Theroux as "funny and dark and devilish." A rather uncommon advance issue for this book which was issued only in paperback as a Vintage Original. Illustrated with photographs. 183 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in pale yellow printed wrappers (slip with publication information attached to front cover)

    Book ID: 80979
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  • CHARON'S FERRY: Fifty Poems. by Illyes, Gyules (1902-1983)
    Illyes, Gyules (1902-1983)
    CHARON'S FERRY: Fifty Poems.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2000. First edition - A selection of poems by the 'grand old man' of Hungarian literature - the first 2 sections were written over a period of fifty years, while the third and final section contains poems written late in his life and published posthumously. Translated from the Hungarian and with an introduction by Bruce Berlind. A title in the series, Writings from an Unbound Europe. 72 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 85407
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  • GOODNIGHT, NOBODY. by Knight, Michael.
    Knight, Michael.
    GOODNIGHT, NOBODY.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2002). First edition - Award winning writer's second collection of short fiction, nine stories which explore "rediscovered love, reconciliation, and peace amid the trials of everyday life." In 'Killing Stonewall Jackson,' a band of Confederate soldiers resorts to surprising measures to survive on the battlefield; in 'The Mesmerist,' a man hypnotizes a stranger on the train and makes her his wife, and the final story 'Blackout' is a comedy of errors involving two couples, a downed power line, a dead neighbor and a pair of night vision goggles. 160 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed orange wrappers.

    Book ID: 85406
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  • A LITTLE YELLOW DOG. by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    A LITTLE YELLOW DOG.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, 1996. First edition - Author's fifth mystery featuring African American veteran, janitor, landlord and sometimes private investigator Easy Rawlins. The San Francisco Chronicle review of this book described Mosley's novels as suffused 'with an incisive, brilliant analysis of life from the point of view of a long-overlooked segment of the American people. Once again, Walter Mosley succeeds in both brilliantly, leaping past the mystery genre to create novels of historic significance.' 304 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed yellow and black wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 64752
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  • A LITTLE YELLOW DOG (2 copies) by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    A LITTLE YELLOW DOG (2 copies)

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format) and a first printing.

    New York: Norton, 1996. SIGNED first edition - TWO copies of this title - a SIGNED hardcover first edition and an uncommon uncorrected proof. Author's fifth mystery featuring African American veteran, janitor, landlord and sometimes private investigator Easy Rawlins. The San Francisco Chronicle review of this book described Mosley's novels as suffused 'with an incisive, brilliant analysis of life from the point of view of a long-overlooked segment of the American people. Once again, Walter Mosley succeeds in both brilliantly, leaping past the mystery genre to create novels of historic significance.' 304 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed yellow and black wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 64786
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  • ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS. Promotional Pop-up by Sabuda, Robert and Matthew Reinhart,
    Sabuda, Robert and Matthew Reinhart,
    ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS. Promotional Pop-up

    Edition: Advance promotional excerpt.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2005. SIGNED first edition - Booklet designed to promote a striking pop-up book by two modern masters of the art. SIGNED by both Robert Sabuda (with "best wishes") and Matthew Reinhart (with :Look out for the overbite) on the double page spread of the "new kings" - the meat-eaters. Includes one large popup and 4 booklets in each corner with 6 more pop-ups. Uncommon, especially signed

    Condition: Fine in illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 80632
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  • HARMONY OF MAN'S INDUSTRY AND LIVING SPACE. by Spilhaus, Athelstan.
    Spilhaus, Athelstan.
    HARMONY OF MAN'S INDUSTRY AND LIVING SPACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Claremont, CA: Claremont College, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which is perhaps more approriate than ever as we try to navigate the new work-from-home model. A title in the Annual lecture series of the Claremont Colleges with a foreword by Joseph B. Platt who comments that Spilhaus is an oceanographer and meteorologist who also has an "amused understanding of human pervisity." The first lecture is on Indolence and Pollution - but polution is interpreted very broadly as an excess of anything that reduces the quality of your life - including, for example, clutter. A hardcover advance copy sent to Friends of the Claremont Colleges with slip laid in. 65 pp

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (toning to the spine and some light soiling to the white dj

    Book ID: 84129
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  • UNDERSTAND THIS by Tervalon, Jerry
    Tervalon, Jerry
    UNDERSTAND THIS

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Morrow, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Page tipped in, identifying this as a special advance copy. Highly praised first novel of life in the gritty side of South Central Los Angeles - the dust jacket includes comments from such diverse writers as Henry Gates, Jr. , Whitney Otto, Jess Mowry and Susan Straight, among others. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus.

    Condition: Fine in black boards with a blue cloth spine, red lettering. Issued without a dustjacket but with a wraparound band bearing enthusiastic quotes from Henry Louis Gates, Jr and Wesley Brown. An uncommon issue.

    Book ID: 31462
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  • Trollope, Joanna.
    A SPANISH LOVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Preview edition in a special dustjacket with the same art as the regular edition, but a note to booksellers on the flap of the dj, and a notation 'preview edition' on the copyright page. ISBN: 0-679-457755.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20147
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