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  • NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH: The Year's Best, 2009. by Bell, Madison Smartt, editor. Tayari Jones, signed.
    Bell, Madison Smartt, editor. Tayari Jones, signed.
    NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH: The Year's Best, 2009.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2009.). SIGNED first edition - The 24th volume in this series, featuring the best short stories published during the year either by Southern writers or about the US South. Introduction by Madison Smartt Bell. SIGNED by Tayari Jones at her story "Something Blue." Also includes stories by Wendell Berry, Kelly Cherry, Jill McCorkle, Pinckney Benedict and more. Each story is followed by brief biographical notes on the author and a comment by the author about the genesis of the story. Appendices including lists of magazines consulted and a complete list of the stories in previous volumes. 357 pp.

    Condition: Fine in royal blue wrappers. Uncommon both as an advance issue and signed.

    Book ID: 57285
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  • NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH: The Year's Best, 2009. by Bell, Madison Smartt, editor. Tayari Jones, signed.
    Bell, Madison Smartt, editor. Tayari Jones, signed.
    NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH: The Year's Best, 2009.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2009.). SIGNED first edition - The 24th volume in this series, featuring the best short stories published during the year either by Southern writers or about the US South. Introduction by Madison Smartt Bell. SIGNED by Tayari Jones at her story "Something Blue." Also includes stories by Wendell Berry, Kelly Cherry, Jill McCorkle, Pinckney Benedict and more. Each story is followed by brief biographical notes on the author and a comment by the author about the genesis of the story. Appendices including lists of magazines consulted and a complete list of the stories in previous volumes. 357 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in royal blue wrappers (minor wear to covers). Uncommon both as an advance issue and signed.

    Book ID: 77669
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  • GLIMMER TRAIN: SUMMER 1992, Issue 3. by Burmeister, Susan and Linda Davies, editors.
    Burmeister, Susan and Linda Davies, editors.
    GLIMMER TRAIN: SUMMER 1992, Issue 3.

    Edition: First printing.

    Portland, OR: Glimmer Train Press, 1992. First edition - Includes stories by Daniel Wallace, David Haynes, Marilyn Krysl and more, plus interviews with the actor Vana O'Brien and Siobhan Dowd, the program director of PEN's Freedom to Write. Each story is preceded by a picture of the author as a child, brief autobiographical comments, and a printed example of their signature. Several authors in each issue also contribute to the comments and photographs found in the "Last Pages" at the end of each issue. An early issue of this rather idiosyncratic journal, edited by two sisters, but one which consistently publishes excellent fiction. 160 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued or listed on line. ISBN: 1880966-069.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78331
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  • GLIMMER TRAIN: FALL 1993, Issue 8. by Burmeister, Susan and Linda Davies, editors. Charles Johnson, signed.
    Burmeister, Susan and Linda Davies, editors. Charles Johnson, signed.
    GLIMMER TRAIN: FALL 1993, Issue 8.

    Edition: First printing.

    Portland, OR: Glimmer Train Press, 1993. SIGNED first edition - Includes stories by Daniel Wallace, Ursula Hegi, Michael Dorris and others, plus interviews with writers Jonathan Raban and Charles Johnson. SIGNED by Charles Johnson at his interview. Each story is preceded by a picture of the author as a child, brief autobiographical comments, and a printed example of their signature. Several authors in each issue also contribute to the comments and photographs found in the "Last Pages" at the end of each issue. A rather idiosyncratic journal, edited by two sisters, but one which consistently publishes excellent fiction. 168 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 1880966-077.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59679
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  • Cose, Ellis.
    A MAN'S WORLD: How Real is Male Privilege and How Is Its Price?

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1995.). First edition - Fourth book by this award-winning African American journalist; in it he changes his focus from the discussion of racism to gender issues. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0172061.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 36467
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  • BABEL-17. by Delany, Samuel R.
    Delany, Samuel R.
    BABEL-17.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Ace Books, (c 1966.). Early printing of this classic science fiction novel by this African American writer - co-winner of the Nebula award for best Novel, Hugo nominee. Ace 04591, cover price 60c. 173 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition (usual toning to the pages, some wear to covers, stamp on top edge of textblock) NOTE: vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled with care.

    Book ID: 73450
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  • THEY FLY AT CIRON in FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, June 1971, Volume 40, Number 6. by Delany, Samuel R., signed; Ferman, Edward L., editor,
    Delany, Samuel R., signed; Ferman, Edward L., editor,
    THEY FLY AT CIRON in FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, June 1971, Volume 40, Number 6.

    Edition: First printing - a digest magazine.

    New York: Mercury Press, 1971. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by Delany at the novella "They Fly at Ciron" which is described as a collaboration between him and James Sallis. Also includes stories by Joseph Green, Larry Niven, Richard Wilson, Stephen Barr, Bill Pronzini and Michael Bishop, cartoon by Gahan Wilson and more. Cover by David A. Hardy. Index to volume 40. 130 pp.

    Condition: Very good (usual noticeable toning to the pages, discoloration to lower corner of textblock)

    Book ID: 62152
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  • THE WAY OF THE BOOTSTRAPPER: Nine Action Steps for Achieving Your Dreams. by Flake, Floyd H. and Donna Marie Williams.
    Flake, Floyd H. and Donna Marie Williams.
    THE WAY OF THE BOOTSTRAPPER: Nine Action Steps for Achieving Your Dreams.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A common sense approach to improving your life by a former member of the U.S. Congress and university dean who is now the pastor of one of America's largest churches. INSCRIBED by Floyd Flake on front end paper. Introduction by William J. Bennett, foreword by Congresswoman Maxine Waters. xv, 253 pp. ISBN: 0-062515950.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (as new, but with a small nick to the back cover of the dj.)

    Book ID: 71896
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  • Gomes, Peter J.
    THE GOOD BOOK: Reading the Bible With Mind and Heart.

    Edition: 7th printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - By the Preacher to Harvard University. INSCRIBED on the title page "To . . . with good wishes" and dated in 1998. Inscription on front endpaper. Notes, index. 383 pp. ISBN: 0-688-13447-5.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46520
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  • IN THE BEGINNING: Creation Stories from Around the World. by Hamilton, Virginia. Illustrated by Barry Moser.
    Hamilton, Virginia. Illustrated by Barry Moser.
    IN THE BEGINNING: Creation Stories from Around the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful collaboration between this award-winning author and an equally honored illustrator. Includes twenty-five myths from different cultures and ages - from the book of Genesis in the Bible, Greek myths, the Inuit and Native Americans, China, Iceland and Africa. Some describe creation as out of nothing, others are among the "earth-diver" types, and some, like that featuring Anansi the trickster, are humorous. Each story is illustrated by one of more full-page watercolor paintings by Moser, and is followed by comments from Hamilton. A Newbery Honor book. Notes on sources. Large format. xi, 161 pp. ISBN: 0-15-2387404.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (first issue dj with no medallion)

    Book ID: 65386
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  • THE BURNING CITY: An Excerpt from the Forthcoming Novel. by Johnson, Alaya Dawn.
    Johnson, Alaya Dawn.
    THE BURNING CITY: An Excerpt from the Forthcoming Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Sampler (a slim booklet. )

    Agate Bolden, (2010). First edition - The second book in the Spirit Binders Trilogy, Illustrated with drawings by T.S. Abe. 28 pages.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 59150
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  • NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH: The Year's Best, 2007. by Jones, Edward, editor.
    Jones, Edward, editor.
    NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH: The Year's Best, 2007.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2007.). First edition - The 22th volume in this series, featuring the best short stories published during the year either by Southern writers or about the US South. Introduction by Edward Jones. Includes stories by James Lee Burke, Rick Bass, George Singleton, Joshua Ferris, Toni Jenson and more. Each story is followed by brief biographical notes on the author and a comment by the author about the genesis of the story. Appendices including lists of magazines consulted and a complete list of the stories in previous volumes. 375 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58789
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  • EXIT: The Endings That Set Us Free. by Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara.
    Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara.
    EXIT: The Endings That Set Us Free.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The tenth book by this MacArthur prize-winning sociologist, who is the first African-American woman in Harvard's history to have an endowed professorship named in her honor. A book which explores the ways in which we leave one thing and move on to another, from long farewells to quick goodbyes and sudden endings, both ordinary and extraordinary. Notes, selected sources. 259 pp. ISBN: 978-0374151195.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (bit of rubbing to dj)

    Book ID: 76758
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  • INSIDE A SILVER BOX. by Mosley, Walter,
    Mosley, Walter,
    INSIDE A SILVER BOX.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - A science fiction novel by this award-winning author best known for his Easy Rawlins mystery series,. ISBN: 978-0765375216.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78147
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  • U-TURN: THE SHOOTING SCRIPT. by Ridley, John (screenplay and foreword) Stone, Olive (introduction)
    Ridley, John (screenplay and foreword) Stone, Olive (introduction)
    U-TURN: THE SHOOTING SCRIPT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Newmarket Press, 1997. First edition - Screenplay for the film based on Ridley's first novel, 'Stray Dogs.' Published as a trade paperback original. Includes a reproduction of the shooting script, a foreword by Ridley and an introduction by the director, Oliver Stone. Illustrated with stills from the movie. 145 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (corners slightly curled).

    Book ID: 59151
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  • TREASURE OF PLEASANT VALLEY. by Yerby, Frank.
    Yerby, Frank.
    TREASURE OF PLEASANT VALLEY.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Dial Press, (1955.) dj. Hardcover - A novel of the California gold rush in 1849. Cover art by Jules Gotlieb. The back flap of the dust jacket contains the information that Yerby's nine previous novels had sold a total of more than 13 million copies - a very respectable figure for any writer of the 1950's but probably unique for an African American novelist of the era. 219 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket. (lower corner of front flap clipped, some overall rubbing and edgewear)

    Book ID: 69454
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  • GRIFFIN'S WAY. by Yerby, Frank.
    Yerby, Frank.
    GRIFFIN'S WAY.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Dial Press, 1962. dj. Hardcover - Historical novel set on a plantation in Mississippi in the years right after the Civil War. Although Yerby was an African American writer, his historical novels focused on the ruling white class. 220 pp. Dust jacket design by Julian Paul.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings, in a good dust jacket (spine label, some wear to top of dj spine)

    Book ID: 79239
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  • Yerby, Frank.
    THE DEVIL'S LAUGHTER.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Dial Press, (1953.) dj. Hardcover - Early printing of this romantic novel set during the French Revolution. 318 pp

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38328
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  • Yerby, Frank.
    THE SARACEN BLADE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel set in the worlds of heretic and fanatic, Christian and Sarecen, Jew and Catholic, Sicilian and German, in early 13th century Europe - a time of the excitement of the Crusades and of the poverty of the serfs. Map endpapers. Historical notes, 405 pp. Dust jacket by Julian Paul.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some crinkling from dampness to the rear cover of the dj, tear along rear fold, now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 38329
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  • Yerby, Frank.
    AN ODOR OF SANCTITY: A Novel of Medieval Moorish Spain.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - Massive historical novel set in Spain when the Iberian peninsula was full of warring peoples and religions. African American novelist Yerby lived in Spain at the time he wrote this. 563 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (light edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 38332
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  • Yerby, Frank.
    TREASURE OF PLEASANT VALLEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1955. dj. Hardcover - A novel of the California gold rush in 1849. Cover art by Jules Gotlieb. The back flap of the dust jacket contains the information that Yerby's nine previous novels had sold a total of more than 13 million copies - a very respectable figure for any writer of the 1950's but probably unique for an African American novelist of the era. 348 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket. (gift inscription, hint of spine slant, unusually bright and attractive dj, original price of 3.50 on dj flap.)

    Book ID: 38419
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