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  • SELECTED LETTERS OF VANESSA BELL. by [Bell, Vanessa] Marler, Regina, editor.
    [Bell, Vanessa] Marler, Regina, editor.
    SELECTED LETTERS OF VANESSA BELL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes more than 300 previously unpublished letters of Vanessa Bell, the older sister of Virginia Woolf, a well-known painter and and an important figure in the Bloomsbury circle. Biographical introduction and chronology by Marler, Photographs. Sources, selected bibliography, index. xxxix, 593 pp. ISBN: 0-679-41939X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58220
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  • FROM MAO TO DONG QICHANG. by Chen Danqing (Dan Qing)
    Chen Danqing (Dan Qing)
    FROM MAO TO DONG QICHANG.

    Edition: First printing.

    Guilin, China: Guangxi Normal University Press (2008). First edition - Essays on a variety of topics, including art and changes in China, by this noted Chinese painter and writer. The title piece is a speech which he gave at the Hong Kong Book Fair in July 2008. The first ten essays (71 pages) are in English, the final two (55 pages) are in German. Photographs. 126 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated white wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 66852
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  • THE HOUSE GIRL. by Conklin, Tara.
    Conklin, Tara.
    THE HOUSE GIRL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2013). First edition - The author's first novel, one which intertwines the lives of a young slave in Virginia in 1852 and a young lawyer in NYC in 2004. 368 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59295
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  • POCKETFUL OF NAMES. by Coomer, Joe.
    Coomer, Joe.
    POCKETFUL OF NAMES.

    Edition: First printing.

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set on an island off the rugged coast of Maine. 413 pp. ISBN: 1555974236.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58709
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  • APHORISMS. by Francis, Sam.
    Francis, Sam.
    APHORISMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Monica, CA: The Lapis Press, 1984. SIGNED first edition - A collection of brief aphorisms by this artist, one of the earliest publications of his Lapis Press. One of 600 copies SIGNED by Francis on the colophon. (Although the colophon calls for six hundred copies, apparently far fewer were signed and distributed) Designed and printed by Jaime Robles by hand letterpress. Small format, measuring just 4 3/8 by 6 1/2 inches, unpaginated (36 pp)

    Condition: Near fine in plain white wrappers in near fine printed beige outer wrapper (light crease to front cover affecting both the inner and outer wrappers)

    Book ID: 59302
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  • BETH ANNE REALLY-FOR-TRULY #2. by Ginther, Mary Pemberton.
    Ginther, Mary Pemberton.
    BETH ANNE REALLY-FOR-TRULY #2.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Co., 1922 (c 1916). Hardcover - The second book in this series - in this one Beth Anne's parents are gone for an extended trip to the West to study Indian life. Illustrated by the author with a glossy frontispiece and 4 inserted glossy plates. (Pemberton Ginther was perhaps better known as an artist than as an author) 357 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with black lettering (gift inscription on front endpaper, some minor wear to the covers) All titles in this series are quite uncommon.

    Book ID: 62703
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  • CAN A COAL SCUTTLE FLY? by Miller, Tom (1945-2000, illustrator) and Murphy, Camay Calloway (text)
    Miller, Tom (1945-2000, illustrator) and Murphy, Camay Calloway (text)
    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 possibilities - 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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  • Pena, Amado (Maurilio 1943- )
    PENA ON PENA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Waco, TX: WRS Publications, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful introduction to the work of this artist, a mestizo of Spanish and Yaqui Indian ancestry, born in Laredo, Texas, and living in New Mexico. Full color, full-page reproductions of forty-four of Pena's evocative paintings of the people and landscape of the Southwest, with his comments about the inspiration and thoughts behind each painting. Printed signature on the title page. Oblong format. 96 pp. ISBN: 1-56796-0618.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (review copy stamped on title page. slight sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 40737
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  • FENWICK'S CAREER. by Ward, Mrs. Humphrey (Mary Augusta Arnold, 1851-1920).
    Ward, Mrs. Humphrey (Mary Augusta Arnold, 1851-1920).
    FENWICK'S CAREER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1906. Hardcover first edition - The story of an artist, self-taught and rather rough in manners, from the country, who leaves behind his wife and daughter to seek his fortune in London. Illustrated by Albert Sterner with a glossy frontispiece with a tissue guard and 3 glossy plates. 367 pp

    Condition: Good in red-orange cloth with gilt lettering and decorative panel on front cover (some fading to the spine, previous owner's name and address on front endpaper with the notation "bought in El Paso en route to California, Jan 2007. Pasted into the front cover is a photograph of the Bosquet d'Appollon as referenced in the book on p 255)

    Book ID: 69190
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  • ORCHARD. by Watson, Larry.
    Watson, Larry.
    ORCHARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel by this award winning writer set in 1950s Wisconsin. "Ned Weaver, an internationally acclaimed painter, is famous in Door County, Wisconsin, for his luminous work - and for his affairs with his models. His wife, Harriet, has learned to accept these dalliances in the belief that his immense talent will ultimately make up for his shortcomings as a husband. Sonja Skordahl, a Norwegian immigrant, came to America looking for a new life. Instead, she married Henry House, only to find herself defined, like so many other mid-twentieth-century women, by her roles as wife and mother." SIGNED on the title page. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-37580523x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83024
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  • ORCHARD. by Watson, Larry.
    Watson, Larry.
    ORCHARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel by this award winning writer set in 1950s Wisconsin. "Ned Weaver, an internationally acclaimed painter, is famous in Door County, Wisconsin, for his luminous work - and for his affairs with his models. His wife, Harriet, has learned to accept these dalliances in the belief that his immense talent will ultimately make up for his shortcomings as a husband. Sonja Skordahl, a Norwegian immigrant, came to America looking for a new life. Instead, she married Henry House, only to find herself defined, like so many other mid-twentieth-century women, by her roles as wife and mother." SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with promotional material laid in, 241 pp. ISBN: 0-37580523x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83025
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  • ORCHARD. by Watson, Larry.
    Watson, Larry.
    ORCHARD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2003). SIGNED first edition - Novel by this award winning writer set in 1950s Wisconsin. "Ned Weaver, an internationally acclaimed painter, is famous in Door County, Wisconsin, for his luminous work - and for his affairs with his models. His wife, Harriet, has learned to accept these dalliances in the belief that his immense talent will ultimately make up for his shortcomings as a husband. Sonja Skordahl, a Norwegian immigrant, came to America looking for a new life. Instead, she married Henry House, only to find herself defined, like so many other mid-twentieth-century women, by her roles as wife and mother." SIGNED on the title page. 239 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83026
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