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  • THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2002. by [Anthology, signed] Gould, Stephen Jay, editor; Bernard Cooper and Barbara Ehrenreich, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Gould, Stephen Jay, editor; Bernard Cooper and Barbara Ehrenreich, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2002.

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

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by TWO authors: Bernard Cooper at his essay "Winner Take Nothing" about his relationship with his father after he won the Hemingway award and Barbara Ehrenreich at "Welcome to Cancerland." Includes contributions by Jacques Barzun, Sebastian Junger, Darryl Pinckney, Richard Price, Gore Vidal, Mario Vargas Llosa and others. Introduction by Gould and brief biographies of the contributors. 376 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-9283.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 62975
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1991. by [Anthology, signed] Oates, Joyce Carol, editor (Amy Tan and Garrett Hongo, signed; Margaret Atwood, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Joy Williams and others, contributors.)
    [Anthology, signed] Oates, Joyce Carol, editor (Amy Tan and Garrett Hongo, signed; Margaret Atwood, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Joy Williams and others, contributors.)
    THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1991.

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

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1991. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by TWO contributors: Amy Tan at her essay, 'Mother Tongue' and Garrett Hongo at "Kubota." Uncommon thus. The sixth in the series. In addition to the contributions by the writers shown above, some other selections are an essay on watching the Miss America pageant with his daughters by Gerald Early, questions of conquest by Mario Vargas Llosa, Counters and cable cars by Stephen Jay Gould and more. Introduction by Oates and brief biographies of the contributors. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-9283.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 61127
    Keywords: anthology, asian, Essays, hawaii
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  • THE DARKER FALL: Poems. by Barot, Rick.
    Barot, Rick.
    THE DARKER FALL: Poems.

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

    Louisville, Kentucky: Sarabande Books, (2002). First edition - Philippine-born author's first collection of poems, winner of the 2001 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, selected by Stanley Plumly. 79 pp. ISBN: 1889330736.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (stamped on the title page is "one of two hundred and seventy-eight.")

    Book ID: 63650
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  • MAX DANGER: The Adventures of an Expat in Tokyo. by Collins, Robert J.
    Collins, Robert J.
    MAX DANGER: The Adventures of an Expat in Tokyo.

    Edition: Paperback.

    Rutland, VT and Tokyo, Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Co. (1989). Foreword by Millard (Corky) Alexander. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-804815313.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 67815
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  • AMERICAN RACISM: Exploration of the Nature of Prejudice. by Daniels, Roger and Kitano, Harry H. L.
    Daniels, Roger and Kitano, Harry H. L.
    AMERICAN RACISM: Exploration of the Nature of Prejudice.

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

    New York: Prentice-Hall, (1970). First edition - Looks at racism in practice from 1769-1942 as it affected Native Americans (the Mission system), Chinese, Japanese, Mexican Americans and African Americans,with a chapter on post-World War II racism. Includes a list of documents, suggestions for further reading, index. xii, 155 pp. ISBN: 0-130289930.

    Condition: Good condition (some curling to edges of covers, contents clean)

    Book ID: 79470
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  • A DISOBEDIENT GIRL. by Freeman, Ru.
    Freeman, Ru.
    A DISOBEDIENT GIRL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atria Books (Simon & Schuste), (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of three women from very different backgrounds, set against 40 years of turbulent history in Sri Lanka. 374 pp. ISBN: 9781439101957.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 56257
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  • A DISOBEDIENT GIRL. by Freeman, Ru.
    Freeman, Ru.
    A DISOBEDIENT GIRL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atria Books (Simon & Schuste), (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of three women from very different backgrounds, set against 40 years of turbulent history in Sri Lanka. 374 pp. ISBN: 9781439101957.

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

    Book ID: 50636
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  • COOL MELONS - TURN TO FROGS! The Life And Poems Of Issa. by Gollub, Matthew, Kazuko G. Stone, illustrator.
    Gollub, Matthew, Kazuko G. Stone, illustrator.
    COOL MELONS - TURN TO FROGS! The Life And Poems Of Issa.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Lee and Low Books, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A biography and introduction intro to the work of Japanese haiku poet, "Brother Issa" (Kobayashi Yatora, 1763-1827), whose deep love for the natural world is reflected in more than 30 poems included in this lovely book. Biography and translation by Gollub, Japanese calligraphy by Keiko Smith, and beatiful full-color illustrations by Kazuko G. Stone. SIGNED on the title page by Matthew Gollub with the word 'haiku' in both English and Japanese characters. Includes notes on the life of Issa, on the translations, and on haiku. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1880000717.

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

    Book ID: 47467
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  • SPRING ESSENCE: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong. by Ho Xuan Huong.Translated by John Balaban.
    Ho Xuan Huong.Translated by John Balaban.
    SPRING ESSENCE: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong.

    Edition: Trade paperback original - first printing.

    Port Townsend, WA Copper Canyon Press. (2000). First edition - A collection of poetry from the eighteenth-century poet Ho Xuan Huong which uses double entendre and sexual innuendo for social, religious, and political commentary. The first book in history to have Nom - the nearly extinct 1000 year old ideographic script in which Ho Xuan Huong wrote her poetry - printed as type. A trilingual edition with the poems also in modern Vietnamese and English. Introduction by Balaban. 134 pp. ISBN: 1556591469.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77050
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  • SPRING ESSENCE: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong. by Ho Xuan Huong.Translated by John Balaban.
    Ho Xuan Huong.Translated by John Balaban.
    SPRING ESSENCE: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Port Townsend, WA Copper Canyon Press. (2000). A collection of poetry from the eighteenth-century poet Ho Xuan Huong which uses double entendre and sexual innuendo for social, religious, and political commentary. The first book in history to have Nom - the nearly extinct 1000 year old ideographic script in which Ho Xuan Huong wrote her poetry - printed as type, A trilingual edition with the poems also in modern Vietnamese and English. Introduction by Balaban. 134 pp. ISBN: 1556591469.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some spots to edge of textblock).

    Book ID: 82135
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  • SPRING ESSENCE: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong. by Ho Xuan Huong.Translated by John Balaban.
    Ho Xuan Huong.Translated by John Balaban.
    SPRING ESSENCE: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Port Townsend, WA Copper Canyon Press. (2000). A collection of poetry from the eighteenth-century poet Ho Xuan Huong which uses double entendre and sexual innuendo for social, religious, and political commentary. The first book in history to have Nom - the nearly extinct 1000 year old ideographic script in which Ho Xuan Huong wrote her poetry - printed as type, A trilingual edition with the poems also in modern Vietnamese and English. Introduction by Balaban. 134 pp. ISBN: 1556591469.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 62433
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  • SPRING ESSENCE: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong. by Ho Xuan Huong.Translated by John Balaban.
    Ho Xuan Huong.Translated by John Balaban.
    SPRING ESSENCE: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Port Townsend, WA Copper Canyon Press. (2000). A collection of poetry from the eighteenth-century poet Ho Xuan Huong which uses double entendre and sexual innuendo for social, religious, and political commentary. The first book in history to have Nom - the nearly extinct 1000 year old ideographic script in which Ho Xuan Huong wrote her poetry - printed as type, A trilingual edition with the poems also in modern Vietnamese and English. Introduction by Balaban. 134 pp. ISBN: 1556591469.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60765
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  • VETERANS OF WAR, VETERANS OF PEACE. by Kingston, Maxine Hong, editor. Larry Heinemann, Grace Paley and others, contributors.
    Kingston, Maxine Hong, editor. Larry Heinemann, Grace Paley and others, contributors.
    VETERANS OF WAR, VETERANS OF PEACE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    Kihei, Hawaii: Koa Press, (2006). SIGNED first edition - A collection of pieces - fiction and non-fiction by the survivors of five wars, including combatants, war widows, spouses, children, conscientious objectors, as well as gang members, drug abusers and veterans of domestic abuse. All struggle with trauma - PTSD, substance abuse, and other consequences of war and violence but through their writings, readers can witness worlds coming apart and being put back together again through liberating insight, community, and the deep transformation that is possible only by coming to grips with the past. SIGNED on the title page by Kingston. 630 pp. ISBN: 9780977333837.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58093
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  • ASKING MYSELF, ANSWERING MYSELF. by Kusano, Shimpei (1903-1988). Translated by Cid Corman, with Susumu Kamaike.
    Kusano, Shimpei (1903-1988). Translated by Cid Corman, with Susumu Kamaike.
    ASKING MYSELF, ANSWERING MYSELF.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: New Directions, (1984). First edition - Includes selections from over a half a century of his work. Translated from the Japanese by Cid Corman, with Susumu Kamaike. Introduction by Corman, in which he comments "There is scarcely a child in Japan unfamiliar with Kusano's frogs. And of course, no adult." Their trills, transcribed and fancifully translated by the poet into frog soliloquies, dirges, and celebrations are, says Corman, "figures of nature--in its largest sense--and of absolute innocence ... . They mock our pretensions but share them too - gently." 54 pp. ISBN: 0-811208877.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to lower corner of one page).

    Book ID: 81241
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  • THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM. by Liu, Cixin, translated by Ken Liu.
    Liu, Cixin, translated by Ken Liu.
    THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM.

    Edition: First US printing (complete number line)

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first English language edition of this bestselling Chinese science fiction novel, winner in translation of the 2015 Hugo Award and very highly praised. To cite just a couple of examples, Kim Stanley Robinson stated: "It is wonderful to read this state-of-the-art example of Chinese science fiction, which sweeps from the historical trauma of the Cultural Revolution to the cosmic trauma of alien contact with an immense narrative energy. Ken Liu's excellent translation combines fluid clarity with a continuous view into Chinese worldviews, adding to the fun and making this the best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time." and Mike…

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    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first English language edition of this bestselling Chinese science fiction novel, winner in translation of the 2015 Hugo Award and very highly praised. To cite just a couple of examples, Kim Stanley Robinson stated: "It is wonderful to read this state-of-the-art example of Chinese science fiction, which sweeps from the historical trauma of the Cultural Revolution to the cosmic trauma of alien contact with an immense narrative energy. Ken Liu's excellent translation combines fluid clarity with a continuous view into Chinese worldviews, adding to the fun and making this the best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time." and Mike Resnick said "The Three-Body Problem deserves all of its plaudits. It's an exceptional novel, and Ken Liu's translation is both smooth and unintrusive." Translator's postscript. 399 pp. ISBN: 978-0765377067.

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    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (a clean and tight copy but with a small bump to the lower corner of the front board, a hint of light toning to the top edge of the textblock)

    Book ID: 80157
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  • THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM. by Liu, Cixin, translated by Ken Liu.
    Liu, Cixin, translated by Ken Liu.
    THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2014) dj. Hardcover - An early printing of the first English language edition of this bestselling Chinese science fiction novel, winner in translation of the 2015 Hugo Award and very highly praised. To cite just a couple of examples, Kim Stanley Robinson stated: "It is wonderful to read this state-of-the-art example of Chinese science fiction, which sweeps from the historical trauma of the Cultural Revolution to the cosmic trauma of alien contact with an immense narrative energy. Ken Liu's excellent translation combines fluid clarity with a continuous view into Chinese worldviews, adding to the fun and making this the best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time."…

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    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2014) dj. Hardcover - An early printing of the first English language edition of this bestselling Chinese science fiction novel, winner in translation of the 2015 Hugo Award and very highly praised. To cite just a couple of examples, Kim Stanley Robinson stated: "It is wonderful to read this state-of-the-art example of Chinese science fiction, which sweeps from the historical trauma of the Cultural Revolution to the cosmic trauma of alien contact with an immense narrative energy. Ken Liu's excellent translation combines fluid clarity with a continuous view into Chinese worldviews, adding to the fun and making this the best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time." and Mike Resnick said "The Three-Body Problem deserves all of its plaudits. It's an exceptional novel, and Ken Liu's translation is both smooth and unintrusive."Translator's postscript. 399 pp. ISBN: 978-0765377067.

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    Condition: Good overall in a very good dust jacket (crinkling and dampstaining to upper corner of several pages, some bleeding from the upper corner of the front board to the inside of the dj).

    Book ID: 77764
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  • Matsumoto, Seicho
    INSPECTOR IMANISHI INVESTIGATES.

    Edition: Trade paperback - 1st thus.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1989.0. Originally published in 1961, and set in Tokyo, this is a police procedural in the classic tradition. Translated by Beth Cary. 313 pp. . ISBN: 0-939149-435.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 6679
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  • GRANTA 39, Spring 1992: THE BODY. by (Min, Anchee, signed; Jeanette Winterson, Hanif Kureishi, Salman Rushdie and others) edited by Budford, Bill
    (Min, Anchee, signed; Jeanette Winterson, Hanif Kureishi, Salman Rushdie and others) edited by Budford, Bill
    GRANTA 39, Spring 1992: THE BODY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granta, 1992. SIGNED first edition - A paperback magazine of new writing, SIGNED by Anchee Min at her story 'Red Fire Farm,' her first published work (Min enjoyed seeing the old photograph of herself which accompanied the story.) This issue also includes the long piece 'The Congo Dinosaur ' by Redmond O'Hanlon as well as 'Soundings' by Abraham Verghese; 'The Pathology Lesson' by Michael Dibdin; photo essays 'Spring Break at Daytona Beach' by Mary Ellen Mark and 'My Daughter' by Geoffrey Biddle; 'The Cells Tissues Systems and Cavities of the Body' by Jeanette Winterson; ; 'My Mother's Eyes' by Todd McEwen; 'Teeth' by Giorgio Pressburger; 'Wild Women, Wild Men' by Hanif Kureishi; 'Sideshow' by Antonin Kratochvil; 'The…

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    New York: Granta, 1992. SIGNED first edition - A paperback magazine of new writing, SIGNED by Anchee Min at her story 'Red Fire Farm,' her first published work (Min enjoyed seeing the old photograph of herself which accompanied the story.) This issue also includes the long piece 'The Congo Dinosaur ' by Redmond O'Hanlon as well as 'Soundings' by Abraham Verghese; 'The Pathology Lesson' by Michael Dibdin; photo essays 'Spring Break at Daytona Beach' by Mary Ellen Mark and 'My Daughter' by Geoffrey Biddle; 'The Cells Tissues Systems and Cavities of the Body' by Jeanette Winterson; ; 'My Mother's Eyes' by Todd McEwen; 'Teeth' by Giorgio Pressburger; 'Wild Women, Wild Men' by Hanif Kureishi; 'Sideshow' by Antonin Kratochvil; 'The Internment ' by John Conroy; 'The Dolphin of Amble' by Peregrine Hodson; 'Happy Ending' by Victoria Tokareva; and 'At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers' by Salman Rushdie. Photographs, notes on the contributors. 256 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 0-14-014049-2.

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    Condition: Very good (crease to front cover, faint stamp on first page.).

    Book ID: 47152
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  • SHADOW FAMILY. by Miyabe, Miyuki.
    Miyabe, Miyuki.
    SHADOW FAMILY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Kodansha, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - Murder mystery focusing on the world of internet chat rooms. The second novel to be published in English by this award winning writer. Translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter. 188 pp. ISBN: 978-4770030023.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62339
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  • SCIENCE FICTION FROM CHINA. by Murphy, Patrick Dennis and Dingbo Wu, editors; foreword by Frederik Pohl.
    Murphy, Patrick Dennis and Dingbo Wu, editors; foreword by Frederik Pohl.
    SCIENCE FICTION FROM CHINA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Praeger, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - An anthology of eight stories by six major Chinese science fiction writers, "the first such collection to be published in English. The stories are enriched by China's ancient tradition of fantastic literature as well as that nation's fascination with futuristic science and technology, and they provide illuminating glimpses of Chinese attitudes, values, and daily life. Wu provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of Chinese science fiction together with a chronological bibliography of stories, novels, and related critical works." Includes a foreword by Frederik Pohl. xli, 176 pp. ISBN: 0-275933431.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (light edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 83697
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  • SPLENDID SOUPS: Recipes and Master Techniques for Making the World's Best Soups. by Peterson, James.
    Peterson, James.
    SPLENDID SOUPS: Recipes and Master Techniques for Making the World's Best Soups.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: John Wiley & Sons, (2001) dj. Hardcover - A revised and updated i of this collection of four hundred great soup recipes from around the world, including many South American and Asian recipes. Also includes sections on master techniques, how to find unusual ingredients, and other tips on how to vary the recipes, including charts of patterns on how to improvise soups. Illustrated with full color photographs. Somewhat oversized. Index, 630 pp. ISBN: 0-471391360.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81354
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  • Rowland, Laura Joh.
    SHINJU.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 1994. First edition - The author's first book, a historical mystery set in 17th century Japan - nominated for several awards.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 15271
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  • THE INDISPENSABLE ENEMY: Labor and the Anti-Chinese Movement in California. by Saxton, Alexander.
    Saxton, Alexander.
    THE INDISPENSABLE ENEMY: Labor and the Anti-Chinese Movement in California.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1975). An important study both of the labor movement and of its persistent hostility to Chinese workers - a hostility which was institutionalized in California politics with the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Winner of the 1971 California Silver Medal. Footnotes, bibliographic note, index. x, 293 pp. ISBN: 0-520029054.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 85749
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  • THE EFFECTS OF INBREEDING ON JAPANESE CHILDREN by Schull, William J. and James V. Neel.
    Schull, William J. and James V. Neel.
    THE EFFECTS OF INBREEDING ON JAPANESE CHILDREN

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A highly technical monograph on the extent of mortality and morbidity among children resulting from consanguineous marriage in Japan." Chapters include Statistical Methods; The Comparability of the Consanguinity Groups; Inbreeding & Mortality in the Japanese; Medical Histories; Physical Disease; Anthropometries; Radiological Studies of Growth & Development; Dental Characteristics; Laboratory Studies; Neuromuscular & Mental Status; School Data; The 'Average' Child of Inbreeding; The Interpretation of the Effects of Inbreeding; Appendices. Includes charts & tables.Quarto. xii, 419 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (some short closed tears, crease on spine of dj).

    Book ID: 56866
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  • BEACH BOY. by Vakil, Ardashir.
    Vakil, Ardashir.
    BEACH BOY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's prize-winning (winner of the Betty Trask award, shortlisted for the Whitbread) novel, this is the story of an 8 year old boy in early 1970's Bombay. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-684-852993.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48885
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  • BUDDHIST WAYS TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES by Venerable Dattejeevo Bhikkhu; Kiengsiri, Pensri, translator.
    Venerable Dattejeevo Bhikkhu; Kiengsiri, Pensri, translator.
    BUDDHIST WAYS TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES

    Edition: First printing.

    Thailand: Khumson Books, (1992.). First edition - A slim trade paperback, illustrated with photographs, with contains practical suggestions for incorporating Buddhist ways into your daily life. 56 pp. ISBN: 6167200009.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 57557
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  • ROY`S FEASTS FROM HAWAII. by Yamaguchi, Roy and John Harrisson/
    Yamaguchi, Roy and John Harrisson/
    ROY`S FEASTS FROM HAWAII.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A feast for the senses that mirrors the richness of the Hawaiian cuisine." Roy Yamaguchi is known for using only the freshest grown or harvested local ingredients and combining them in a unique style that combines the best flavors and techniques of European and Asian cooking. Wonderful recipes beautifully illustrated in full color (including many scenic photographs of Hawaii) Photographs by Franco Salmoiraghi and Lois Ellen Frank. SIGNED opposite the dedication page with "Aloha and keep in cooking!" and dated in 1996. Oversized oblong format, index. 232 pp. ISBN: 0-89815-6378.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55345
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  • OLD TALES OF JAPAN: Volume I. by Yasuda, Yuri, Illustrated by Yoshinobu Sakakura.
    Yasuda, Yuri, Illustrated by Yoshinobu Sakakura.
    OLD TALES OF JAPAN: Volume I.

    Edition: First edition.

    Japan: Dai-Nippon Printing Co, (1947). Hardcover first edition - Three Japanese folk tales translated into English by Yasuda and illustrated with full color plates and some smaller black and white drawings by Yoshinobu Sakakura. Includes The Story of Shitakiri Suzume (The Tongue-cut Sparrow), The Story of Nezumi No Yomeiri (The Marriage of a Mouse) and The Story of Urashima Taro (The Fisherman). The first of four volumes of Japanese folk tales published just after World War II. Foreword by Elizabeth Grey Vining. 92 pp plus final illustration and a list of the 4 volumes. Decorative endpapers.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated red boards (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 79990
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  • CHILD OF THE OWL. by Yep, Lawrence.
    Yep, Lawrence.
    CHILD OF THE OWL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His third novel (the second won a Newbery Honor Award): "A 12 year old girl who knows little of her Chinese heritage is sent to San Francisco's Chinatown to live with her grandmother." In his afterword, Yep comments that this is set in the small, quieter Chinatown in which he grew up. Winner of the Jane Addams Peace Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. 217 pp. Dust jacket art by Allen Say. ISBN: 0-06-0267437.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some wear to the ends of the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 56601
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  • CHILD OF THE OWL. by Yep, Lawrence.
    Yep, Lawrence.
    CHILD OF THE OWL.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1977.). SIGNED hardcover - His third novel (the second won a Newbery Honor Award): "A 12 year old girl who knows little of her Chinese heritage is sent to San Francisco's Chinatown to live with her grandmother." In his afterword, Yep comments that this is set in the small, quieter Chinatown in which he grew up. Winner of the Jane Addams Peace Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, and dated in 1978. 217 pp. Cover art by Allen Say. ISBN: 0-06-0267437.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards (one corner dog-eared, some wear to edges of boards)

    Book ID: 85887
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