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  • DUEL SITE. by Abish, Walter.
    Abish, Walter.
    DUEL SITE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tibor de Nagy Editions, 1970. SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, and the last in the series of limited edition poetry pamphlets published by this press. Issued in a limited edition of only 300 copies. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED on the title page to poet Barbara Guest, one of the dedicatees - "Having stumbled on the secret platform, the cartographer serenely gazed into the blue . . . with my love, Walter. The poem dedicated to Guest is titled 'Don't Speak to Me about Cartographers.'

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (toning to the back cover).

    Book ID: 60585
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  • BRAND X. by Brand, Christianna (1907 -1988); Tage La Cour (1915-1993)
    Brand, Christianna (1907 -1988); Tage La Cour (1915-1993)
    BRAND X.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1974) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Uncommon collection of short fiction by this crime writer, one of the most important writers of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Many have her trademark plot twists, others will sadden or shock the reader - and two are romantic adventures, another is a recollection of a night in London during the blitz. A presentation copy, warmly and boldly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to the Danish author Tage La Cour - "Signed for Tage La Cour with kindest regards" and dated in 1975. ISBN: 0-7181-12725.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (Tage La Cour bookplate on front pastedownj).

    Book ID: 74341
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  • Breen, Jon L.
    THE GATHERING PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's second mystery novel, and the firdt in the series featuring racetrack announcer and amateur sleuth Jerry Brogan, set in the world of horse racing in Southern California. An association copy INSCRIBED on the title page. 189 pp. ISBN: 0-802755755.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83246
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  • MRS. GILPIN'S FRUGALITIES: Remnants, and 200 ways of Using Them. by Brown, Susan Anna.
    Brown, Susan Anna.
    MRS. GILPIN'S FRUGALITIES: Remnants, and 200 ways of Using Them.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883. Hardcover first edition - Even 130 years ago, Americans were known for their wasteful ways with food! This vintage cookbook is full of ideas of what to do with leftovers. Small oblong format, bound in color pictorial boards backed with a maroon cloth spine. 102 pp plus 2 pp ads.

    Condition: Good condition overall - some soiling and wear to covers, tidemarks in the margins of most pages and near the gutter on the endpapers, but the binding and hinges are sturdy. Bookplate of poet and children's author Myra Cohn Livingston.

    Book ID: 57602
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  • BAD LUCK. by Bruno, Anthony.
    Bruno, Anthony.
    BAD LUCK.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, (1990). SIGNED first edition - Third thriller featuring FBI agents Cuthbert Gibbons and Mike Tozzi. An association copy INSCRIBED on the title page to Tom and Enid (Schantz, founders of the Rue Morgue Press) 281 pp. Publisher's letter laid in. ISBN: 0-385299672.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed blue wrappers (light crease to lower corner of back cover)

    Book ID: 80833
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  • BAD BUSINESS. by Bruno, Anthony.
    Bruno, Anthony.
    BAD BUSINESS.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, (1991). SIGNED first edition - Fourth thriller featuring FBI agents Cuthbert Gibbons and Mike Tozzi, who are assigned the task of protecting a mob informant until he can testify. An association copy INSCRIBED on the title page to Tom and Enid (Schantz, founders of the Rue Morgue Press). 278 pp. Publisher's material laid in.

    Condition: Fine in tan printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 80836
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  • TAKE AWAY THE DARKNESS. by Bynner, Witter.
    Bynner, Witter.
    TAKE AWAY THE DARKNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of mostly lyric poems, in many different moods, which is reflected in the inscription by Bynner on the front endpaper. "To Harry Lewis, it's Hal, still trying to make sense." An interesting association copy with the embossed seal of Harry's wife, Marilyn Lewis also on the front endpaper. While Harry was also an actor, he and Marilyn are best known for their influence on the restaurant scene in Hollywood. In 1950, they opened the first "Hamburger Hamlet" on Sunrise Boulevard to a crowd packed with Harry's actor friends, including Tony Curtis and Sammy Davis, Jr. In addition, Marilyn had a couture clothing line, and dressed…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of mostly lyric poems, in many different moods, which is reflected in the inscription by Bynner on the front endpaper. "To Harry Lewis, it's Hal, still trying to make sense." An interesting association copy with the embossed seal of Harry's wife, Marilyn Lewis also on the front endpaper. While Harry was also an actor, he and Marilyn are best known for their influence on the restaurant scene in Hollywood. In 1950, they opened the first "Hamburger Hamlet" on Sunrise Boulevard to a crowd packed with Harry's actor friends, including Tony Curtis and Sammy Davis, Jr. In addition, Marilyn had a couture clothing line, and dressed such notables as Nancy Reagan, and produced the award winning Showtime film "The Passion of Ayn Rand." 176 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a fair only dust jacket (edgewear to the dust jacket, with the loss of a piece ranging from about 1./2 to inches at top of spine).

    Book ID: 49703
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  • GRENSTONE POEMS: A Sequence. by Bynner, Witter.
    Bynner, Witter.
    GRENSTONE POEMS: A Sequence.

    Edition: First thus (a revised edition.)

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Originally published in 1917 these poems were completely revised for this edition, with some omitted "to make room for new and perhaps better ones." Introduction by Edgar Lee Masters. INSCRIBED on the front endaper "For Harry Lewis, an old book from a new friend." An interesting association copy with the embossed seal of Harry's wife, Marilyn Lewis on the rear endpaper. While Harry was also an actor, he and Marilyn are best known for their influence on the restaurant scene in Hollywood. In 1950, they opened the first "Hamburger Hamlet" on Sunrise Boulevard to a crowd packed with Harry's actor friends, including Tony Curtis and Sammy Davis,…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Originally published in 1917 these poems were completely revised for this edition, with some omitted "to make room for new and perhaps better ones." Introduction by Edgar Lee Masters. INSCRIBED on the front endaper "For Harry Lewis, an old book from a new friend." An interesting association copy with the embossed seal of Harry's wife, Marilyn Lewis on the rear endpaper. While Harry was also an actor, he and Marilyn are best known for their influence on the restaurant scene in Hollywood. In 1950, they opened the first "Hamburger Hamlet" on Sunrise Boulevard to a crowd packed with Harry's actor friends, including Tony Curtis and Sammy Davis, Jr. In addition, Marilyn had a couture clothing line, and dressed such notables as Nancy Reagan, and produced the award winning Showtime film "The Passion of Ayn Rand." 307 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (some pages still unopened; several chips to dj - at upper edge of front cover and bottom of spine, loss of about 1 cc at top of spine).

    Book ID: 54800
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  • 50 SELECTED POEMS: 1970-1976. by Caputo, Thomas Head.
    Caputo, Thomas Head.
    50 SELECTED POEMS: 1970-1976.

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

    n.p. [Berkeley, CA]: Thorp Springs Press, (1977). SIGNED first edition - An association copy, INSCRIBED on the title page to a fellow poet, and dated in 1978. Unpaginated.

    Condition: Fine in printed cream wrappers.

    Book ID: 54636
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  • [Christopher, George, 1907-2000] Dorsey, George.
    CHRISTOPHER OF SAN FRANCISCO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1962. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A Candid Close-up of a Forceful Man and His Often Controversial Impact on a Great City." Interesting association copy of this biography of the 34th mayor of San Francisco (from 1956 to 1963) INSCRIBED to his secretary as follows "To Peg - who does all the good things I get credit for, and adroitly hides my mistakes! Thanks to the most efficient and proficient secretary in the world!" and dated 6/15/62. Greek-born Christopher was credited with a strong record on civil rights and bringing the Giants to San Francisco, but also with redevelopment that destroyed much of the character of the city and displaced many of the ethnic groups - especially African Americans. Photographs. 238 pp.

    Condition: Very good in black and gray cloth, lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45367
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  • CHRISTOPHER OF SAN FRANCISCO. by [Christopher, George, 1907-2000] Dorsey, George.
    [Christopher, George, 1907-2000] Dorsey, George.
    CHRISTOPHER OF SAN FRANCISCO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1962. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A Candid Close-up of a Forceful Man and His Often Controversial Impact on a Great City." Biography of the 34th mayor of San Francisco (from 1956 to 1963) - Greek-born Christopher was credited with a strong record on civil rights and bringing the Giants to San Francisco, but also with redevelopment that destroyed much of the character of the city and displaced many of the ethnic groups - especially African Americans. SIGNED on the front endpaper by both Geoge Christopher and author George Dorsey. Photographs. 238 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52963
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  • THE ENGLEWOOD READINGS. by Clarke, Terence; illustrated by Cathleen Daly.
    Clarke, Terence; illustrated by Cathleen Daly.
    THE ENGLEWOOD READINGS.

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

    Paradise, California: Dustbooks, 1976. SIGNED first edition - A collection of poems, with drawings and cover design by Cathleen Daly. A presentation copy INSCRIBED on the title page "for Tom - with many thanks for such good design" and signed by both the author and the illustrator. Designed at Mason Street Press, San Francisco. 66 pp. ISBN: 0-913218294.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69607
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  • MOIRA by Cole, Norma
    Cole, Norma
    MOIRA

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    np: O Books, 1995. SIGNED first edition - The poet's sixth book. INSCRIBED on the title page to another noted poet and literay critic. 81 pp. . ISBN: 1882022289.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63283
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  • CONSENTING ADULTS or The Duchess Will Be Furious. by De Vries, Peter.
    De Vries, Peter.
    CONSENTING ADULTS or The Duchess Will Be Furious.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1980) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A very funny novel of 'steadily graduating erotomania.' INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to writer and philosopher Hugh Moorhead. De Vries was one of the 250 people quoted in Moorhead's book "The Meaning of Life." 221 pp. Dust jacket design by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-316-181846.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61387
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  • WHEN SKY LETS GO: Poems. by DeFrees, Madeline.
    DeFrees, Madeline.
    WHEN SKY LETS GO: Poems.

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

    New York: George Braziller, (1977). SIGNED first edition - The first collection published under this name by DeFrees - for thirty years she was known as Sister Mary Gilbert, and her earlier collections were published under that name. Introductory note by Richard Howard. Association copy INSCRIBED on the half title page to another poet with the note "for -- and the Big Sky, letting go" and dated in 1979. 78 pp. ISBN: 0-807608459.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy wrappers.

    Book ID: 70171
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  • THE LAND OF THE LONG NIGHT. by Du Chaillu, Paul
    Du Chaillu, Paul
    THE LAND OF THE LONG NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of life in the far northern Arctic regions of Scandinavia - Lapland, the Swedish and Norwegian Mountains, and the Arctic Ocean - where the sun is not seen for 67 days, creating a long night ruled by the moon, the stars and the aurora borealis - written for older children (or "dear Young Folks" as Du Chaillu greets them in his introduction.) Illustrated by M.J. Burns with a frontispiece of Du Chaillu on skis and 23 inserted glossy plates. An association copy INSCRIBED by Du Chaillu on the front endpaper to his niece "To Marie, With the great love of her uncle, Paul" and signed in…

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    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of life in the far northern Arctic regions of Scandinavia - Lapland, the Swedish and Norwegian Mountains, and the Arctic Ocean - where the sun is not seen for 67 days, creating a long night ruled by the moon, the stars and the aurora borealis - written for older children (or "dear Young Folks" as Du Chaillu greets them in his introduction.) Illustrated by M.J. Burns with a frontispiece of Du Chaillu on skis and 23 inserted glossy plates. An association copy INSCRIBED by Du Chaillu on the front endpaper to his niece "To Marie, With the great love of her uncle, Paul" and signed in full and dated October 18, 1899. Uncommon thus. 266 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's advertisements.

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    Condition: Good condition overall in decorative drab green cloth with gilt lettering and an illustration of a reindeer pulling a sleigh (both hinges cracked, some fraying to the cloth at the ends of the spine. (Although the binding is unsigned, it has been attributed to the Decorative Designers.)

    Book ID: 36726
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  • OHIO TRIO: The Heaven Antenna, Crayon Fable, Harmonium. by Frost, Allen.
    Frost, Allen.
    OHIO TRIO: The Heaven Antenna, Crayon Fable, Harmonium.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Huron, Ohio: Working Lives Series / Bottom Dog Press, (2001). SIGNED first edition - The author's first major work of fiction (preceded by short story chapbooks) - three novellas set in an Ohio of the mind and heart. "Magic Realism comes to the Midwest." Association copy INSCRIBED by the author - "thanks for your words" - underneath the frontispiece drawing. 118 pp. ISBN: 0-933087683.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74619
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  • DANCING THE NAKED DANCE OF LOVE. by Gravelle, Barbara.
    Gravelle, Barbara.
    DANCING THE NAKED DANCE OF LOVE.

    Edition: First printing, a limited edition.

    Berkeley, CA: Archangel Books, (1976). SIGNED first edition - Warmly inscribed on the first page to fellow Bay area poet Elizabeth Harrod with the comment that the title "Not Crete" on one of the poems was her idea. Post card invitation to a book release party laid in. Susan Seddon Boulet cover art. One of only 1000 copies in the first edition. 59 pp. ISBN: 0-918046017.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84874
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  • ANGLE OF ASCENT: New and Selected Poems. by Hayden, Robert.
    Hayden, Robert.
    ANGLE OF ASCENT: New and Selected Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Liveright, (1975.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An association copy INSCRIBED on the half title page "For Robert, with friendship and admiration" and dated in the year of publication. "Robert" is Robert Chrisman, activist , poet, and co-founder of 'The Black Scholar' (his name and address appear on the front pastedown, underneath the dust jacket flap) 131 pp. ISBN: 0-87140-6136.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket with a chip on the front cover and at the top of the spine and other edgewear. Uncommon in the hardcover first edition, and especially so with a significant association.

    Book ID: 58079
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  • VICTORIA REGINA: A Dramatic Biography. by [Hayes, Helen, signed] Housman, Laurence.
    [Hayes, Helen, signed] Housman, Laurence.
    VICTORIA REGINA: A Dramatic Biography.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, n.d. (ca 1936.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sheets printed in England. Illustrated throughout with drawings by Ernest Shepard. The basis of Housman's most sucessful play. A unique copy, SIGNED by Laurence Housman with the words "his signature" underneath (in Housman's hand) the words "Harry Essex, his book." Essex (1910-1997) was a writer, movie director and film producer. This copy is also SIGNED by Helen Hayes (1900-1993), whose starring role in this 1936 Broadway play was perhaps her greatest role ever. Hayes' signature is followed by the words, "his friend" with a line going up to Essex's name. 470 pp.

    Condition: Good only in a fair dust jacket. (stain to front cover of book, dust jacket is price-clipped, quite edgeworn, and has some loss in the middle of the spine.)

    Book ID: 46343
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  • JAILS OF VIRGINIA: A Study of the Local Penal System. by Hoffer, Frank William; Delbert Martin Mann and Floyd Nelson House,
    Hoffer, Frank William; Delbert Martin Mann and Floyd Nelson House,
    JAILS OF VIRGINIA: A Study of the Local Penal System.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1933. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The University of Virginia Institute for Research in the Social Sciences Monograph No. 16. A very detailed and thorough look at the prisons and jails throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a look at the history, the current procedures for everything ranging from feeding, control, health, and a look towards the future. The introduction makes the point that it is very difficult to make improvements to the system, which is deeply imbedded in our social system and benefits from the often mistaken assumption that things are being well-handled. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED by one of the authors - Delbert Mann - to his son, Delbert Mann, Jr,…

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    New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1933. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The University of Virginia Institute for Research in the Social Sciences Monograph No. 16. A very detailed and thorough look at the prisons and jails throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a look at the history, the current procedures for everything ranging from feeding, control, health, and a look towards the future. The introduction makes the point that it is very difficult to make improvements to the system, which is deeply imbedded in our social system and benefits from the often mistaken assumption that things are being well-handled. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED by one of the authors - Delbert Mann - to his son, Delbert Mann, Jr, the Academy Award winning director of "Marty" as well as the director of many other films, including "Dark at the Top of the Stairs," "Separate Tables," and more. Illustrated with figures of a Jail Record Card and Punch Card, two fold-out maps and many tables. Index, xvi, 453 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket. (some fading to the spine, offsetting to the endpapers from a newspaper review laid in, dust jacket has a loss of approx 1/2 at base of spine, other edgewear)

    Book ID: 63098
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  • MONTAGE OF A DREAM DEFERRED. by Hughes, Langston.
    Hughes, Langston.
    MONTAGE OF A DREAM DEFERRED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1951.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A late and uncommon collection of poetry by Hughes - a portrait of the community of Harlem in transition. Dedicated to Ralph and Fanny Ellison. An interesting association copy "To my dear friend Kathy by way of my mother Alice C. Browning. I know you will cherish this as I cherish all of her books." and dated in 1985, the year Browning died. Browning was an active member of the Chicago Black Renaissance, who, among other things, founded and published the 1940s magazine "Negro Story" which included contributions by Langston Hughes. 75 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a poor dust jacket with extensive tape repairs to tears and along the folds, chips in upper corner of front cover and to bottom edge of back cover.

    Book ID: 55993
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  • THE LADY IN KICKING HORSE RESERVOIR. by Hugo, Richard (1923-1982)
    Hugo, Richard (1923-1982)
    THE LADY IN KICKING HORSE RESERVOIR.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Norton, (1973). SIGNED - His fourth collection of poems - although many of these are set in Montana, where Hugo lived and taught for years, they are far more than just "regional" poetry. The final poem "Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg" is one of his best known and most widely anthologized and in its bleakness it is more appropriate now than when it was written "The principal supporting business now is/ rage. Hatred of the various grays/ the mountain sends. Hatred of the mill." Warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page to another poet "For -- who will never end in a reservoir. Fondly, Dick." 79 pp. ISBN: 0-39300936X.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70156
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  • MAVERICK, by Kenner, Jess.
    Kenner, Jess.
    MAVERICK,

    Edition: First edition.

    np (Pueblo, CO): By the author, nd (1975) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of poems written by the author over his long life - he was born in Oklahoma in 1894 and placed in an orphanage at 5 when his mother died, in 1915 working on a large spread in Pueblo Colorado he met his wife, the boss's daughter. This book is dedicated to her - with the notation that some of these poems had been written as early as 1918. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED on the title page to the well-known advice columnist "Miss Abigail van Buren with enthusiastic admiration." Many of these poems have 2 or 3 lines of handwritten comments after them…

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    np (Pueblo, CO): By the author, nd (1975) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of poems written by the author over his long life - he was born in Oklahoma in 1894 and placed in an orphanage at 5 when his mother died, in 1915 working on a large spread in Pueblo Colorado he met his wife, the boss's daughter. This book is dedicated to her - with the notation that some of these poems had been written as early as 1918. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED on the title page to the well-known advice columnist "Miss Abigail van Buren with enthusiastic admiration." Many of these poems have 2 or 3 lines of handwritten comments after them - and underneath the poem "I Have Done What I Could" he added "Dear Abby, I offer no apologies for the contents of this little book - for I did my very best, I am still writing and trying to improve." On the bottom of the last page, and on the final blank page are two more handwritten poems. A charming, very personal copy, of these reflections on life. 55 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in cream boards with a dark brown cloth spine in a like near fine gold dustjacket.

    Book ID: 85473
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  • QUEST FOR UNDERSTANDING: Arabic and Islamic Studies in Memory of Malcolm H. Kerr. by [Kerr, Malcolm H., 1931 -1984] Seikaly, S.; R. Baalbaki, R. and P. Dodd, editors.
    [Kerr, Malcolm H., 1931 -1984] Seikaly, S.; R. Baalbaki, R. and P. Dodd, editors.
    QUEST FOR UNDERSTANDING: Arabic and Islamic Studies in Memory of Malcolm H. Kerr.

    Edition: First printing.

    Beirut, Lebanon: American University of Beirut, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes "a rich collection of Arabic and Islamic studies contributed by an international body of scholars. In memory of the late Malcolm H. Kerr [who was President of the American University at the time of his death] The essays reflect his abiding interests and contain studies of contemporary Middle Eastern politics, the history of Lebanon, and the Muslim legacy in art, philosophy, and science." Perhaps even more timely now than was it was first published. Includes a foreword by Peter Dodd, an essay on Kerr by Samir M. Seikaly and a Malcolm Kerr bibliography. Among the contributors and topics are Kamil Salibi on Mount Lebanon under…

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    Beirut, Lebanon: American University of Beirut, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes "a rich collection of Arabic and Islamic studies contributed by an international body of scholars. In memory of the late Malcolm H. Kerr [who was President of the American University at the time of his death] The essays reflect his abiding interests and contain studies of contemporary Middle Eastern politics, the history of Lebanon, and the Muslim legacy in art, philosophy, and science." Perhaps even more timely now than was it was first published. Includes a foreword by Peter Dodd, an essay on Kerr by Samir M. Seikaly and a Malcolm Kerr bibliography. Among the contributors and topics are Kamil Salibi on Mount Lebanon under the Malmuks, Rashid Khalidi on External Intervention in Lebanon, William B. Quandt on the Camp David negotiations, Lawrence I. Conrad on the archeology of early Islam, Henry J. MacAdam on 19th century Orientalist and diplomat William Henry Waddington and much more. This copy is an interesting association copy SIGNED with the words "towards understanding Moslem' by author S. A. Maududi (who has written several books on the Holy Qur'an and on Islam) and also SIGNED in purple ink by Gary Zukav under the words "Dancing Wooly Masters" and above "glorious Quran" (Zukav is the author of 'The Dancing Wu Li Masters' among other books). Presumably Zukav's personal copy with some underlining and marginal notations in several essays in the same purple ink (also in green and blue ink). Photographs, notes, index. xli, 326 pp

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    Condition: Very good in a good dustjacket (marginal notations and underlining, edgewear to the dj, sunning to the spine.)

    Book ID: 40929
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  • Lasky, Jesse Jr.
    SINGING IN THUNDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ives Washburn Publishers, 1934. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of poetry by the son of early movie mogul, Jesse Lasky (among other things, co-founder of Paramount Pictures), who was himself a very sucessful screenwriter. Presentation copy INSCRIBED "To Julius and 'Hattie' Evans - in memory of the merry mornings at 'Mother Lubin's' - Best of luck." 59 pp.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (some staining to the spine and the edges of the boards), lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 39734
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  • DEAR MR CAPOTE. by Lish, Gordon.
    Lish, Gordon.
    DEAR MR CAPOTE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1983.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first novel (preceded by three collections of short stories), letters from a serial killer to Truman Capote, the author of 'In Cold Blood.' Association copy with a very long inscription to a fellow writer filling the entire front endpaper "For the one, the only one, the very, very one person of YOUTH. . . who makes me laugh! Except it's chiefly, maybe even exclusively, because she is in possession of the wit, the insight," and so on for several more lines - SIGNED "with love and kisses" and dated in the year of publication. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0614775.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57438
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  • CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT: Historic Context Statements, 1995. by Louter, David.
    Louter, David.
    CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT: Historic Context Statements, 1995.

    Edition: First edition, a large softcover volume.

    Seattle, Washington: National Park Service, Pacific Northwest Region. 1995. SIGNED first edition - A history of this unique geological national monument, a landscape of black lava flows along the Great Rift of Idaho, which focuses on the impact of various peoples - from the Shoshone Indians to the trappers, overland settlers, miners, and tourists. INSCRIBED on the first page to the man he identified in the acknowledgements as 'doing more than anyone else to promote the monument's history.' Photographs, folding maps, bibliography. Large format. 241 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated yellow wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 54874
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  • PETER MAIER: ICONS AND IMAGES: BEYOND REALISM by Maier, Peter. Foreword by Louis A. Zona.
    Maier, Peter. Foreword by Louis A. Zona.
    PETER MAIER: ICONS AND IMAGES: BEYOND REALISM

    Edition: First edition.

    [Auburn Hills, Michigan:] DaimlerChrysler [1999]. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Published for an exhibit held in Auburn Hills, Michigan in October 1999 - the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of this automobile designer turned artist. His striking photorealistic paintings form an intriguing mix of images capturing people, machines and nature. An association copy INSCRIBED on the verso of the front endpaper to noted Los Angeles attorney and art collector Fred Nicholas - he includes the comment "One day we will have a major exhibition out in California & I trust you will be there - " Among other things, Nicholas was the chair of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and he oversaw the construction of the…

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    [Auburn Hills, Michigan:] DaimlerChrysler [1999]. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Published for an exhibit held in Auburn Hills, Michigan in October 1999 - the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of this automobile designer turned artist. His striking photorealistic paintings form an intriguing mix of images capturing people, machines and nature. An association copy INSCRIBED on the verso of the front endpaper to noted Los Angeles attorney and art collector Fred Nicholas - he includes the comment "One day we will have a major exhibition out in California & I trust you will be there - " Among other things, Nicholas was the chair of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and he oversaw the construction of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. As attorney he handled the complicated affairs of artist Sam Francis after his death. Reproduces 31 works in full color. Large square format. Laid in is a single glossy sheet on one of Maier's works, Madison Avenue at Speed.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated black paper over boards (some rubbing to the sides of the spine and the corners.) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 61629
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  • HARRIET MARTINEAU'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMORIALS OF HARRIET MARTINEAU (2 volumes, complete) by Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876 (edited by Maria Weston Chapman, 1806-1885)
    Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876 (edited by Maria Weston Chapman, 1806-1885)
    HARRIET MARTINEAU'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMORIALS OF HARRIET MARTINEAU (2 volumes, complete)

    Edition: Fourth edition (first published in the US in 1877.)

    Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879. Hardcover - The autobiography of one of the most remarkable women of the 19th century, edited and with a volume of Memorials by her long-time friend, the abolitionist, Maria Weston Chapman. In 1855, Martineau was diagnosed with a fatal disease and she wrote the first two volumes of this autobiography in 3 months, and had it printed up for immediate release upon her death - an event which came 21 years later. Originally published in 3 volumes, this American edition is complete in 2 volumes. Despite a life-long struggle with her health, and gradually increasing deafness beginning in childhood, Martineau's output and her influence was prodigious - the author of approximately 100 books…

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    Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879. Hardcover - The autobiography of one of the most remarkable women of the 19th century, edited and with a volume of Memorials by her long-time friend, the abolitionist, Maria Weston Chapman. In 1855, Martineau was diagnosed with a fatal disease and she wrote the first two volumes of this autobiography in 3 months, and had it printed up for immediate release upon her death - an event which came 21 years later. Originally published in 3 volumes, this American edition is complete in 2 volumes. Despite a life-long struggle with her health, and gradually increasing deafness beginning in childhood, Martineau's output and her influence was prodigious - the author of approximately 100 books and 1500 to 2000 editorials and articles, she was known for popularizing the ideas of James Mill, Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, Jeremy Bentley and others. Gayle Graham Yates describes her as a protogenitor of the feminist movement: "thirty years before the beginning of an organized women's rights campaign in England, Harriet Martineau was a wide-ranging, progressive, and thorough-going feminist in nearly every sense in which that word is used today. Embracing practically every cause clearly in favor of woman's advancement in her lifetime [such as education, work, and marriage] and taking up certain issues that were not so definitely identified as parts of the feminist fabric until the 1960s and 1970s. Martineau was a giant among early feminists. . . . She was the first Englishwoman to make the analogy between the American woman's lot and the slave's." Illustrated with several plates. Volume 1: x, 594 pp; Volume 2: vi, 596 pp. This copy is an interesting association copy, it bears the name and annotations of G. R. Wieland, the noted paleobotanist, whose papers at Yale University include the manuscript of an article entitled 'Harriet Martineau's American Visit' - an indication of his serious interest in her life.

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    Condition: Good condition overall in embossed brown cloth with gilt titling on the spine. Foxing to the edges of the textblock and especially to the plates and tissue guard (the text is almost unaffected), previous owners' names (with the earliest being that of Pauline Esselborn, perhaps the wife of German immigrant and Ohio winemaker, Julius Esselborn), a little scattered pencilled underlining and marginal notations (erasable) and comments in both ink and pencil in the hand of G. R. Wieland on the blank rear pages.

    Book ID: 34067
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