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  • CLOUD OVER CYPRUS. by Arnold, Mary Frances.
    Arnold, Mary Frances.
    CLOUD OVER CYPRUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel of a Florida-based newspaper reporter who "journeys around the world in an effort to break up a ring of evil drug dealers and to find true love." INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by this California author "To . . . with love and good times at bridge" and dated in the year of publication. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-8059-32585.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43445
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  • AMERICAN WIVES AND ENGLISH HUSBANDS. by Atherton, Gertrude.
    Atherton, Gertrude.
    AMERICAN WIVES AND ENGLISH HUSBANDS.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Internation Association of Newspapers, 1901. Hardcover - A rather appealing early reprint of this novel of a San Francisco girl who marries a British aristocrat, a friend of her childhood in San Francisco, before his father inherited the title. Small format. 339 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated dark green cloth (some rubbing and wear to the spine).

    Book ID: 46345
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  • TRACKS. by Bess, Clayton.
    Bess, Clayton.
    TRACKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel for older children set in the 1930's Depression era Oklahoma, Texas and California, as two brothers hop freight trains towards Los Angeles. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page "For.... an adventure to share with the family" and dated in 1988. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-395405718.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42179
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  • HONOR. by Campbell, Wright R. (aka Robert Campbell.)
    Campbell, Wright R. (aka Robert Campbell.)
    HONOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Michael Karel investigates the death of a man found dead in the snow on a Belgrade street. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-312-930208.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60284
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  • Cornelius, Helen, 1892-1933 (Introduction by Leonard Bacon.)
    IN TRACT OF TIME: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1936. dj. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous publication of a selection of poems, most previously unpublished, chosen and arranged by Cornelius shortly before her death in 1933. Introduction by Leonard Bacon. 75 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket. Uncommon, especially in this condition.

    Book ID: 36823
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  • NOT LIKE YOU. by Davis, Deborah.
    Davis, Deborah.
    NOT LIKE YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin), (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Powerful and sensitive young adult novel - honest and beautifully written - the story of a teenage girl who must decide whether taking care of herself means no longer taking care of her alcoholic mother. SIGNED and dated in the year of publication on the title page. 268 pp. Promotional postcard and author's business card laid in. ISBN: 9780618720934.

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

    Book ID: 40288
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  • NOT LIKE YOU. by Davis, Deborah.
    Davis, Deborah.
    NOT LIKE YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin), (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Powerful and sensitive young adult novel - honest and beautifully written - the story of a teenage girl who must decide whether taking care of herself means no longer taking care of her alcoholic mother. SIGNED on the title page. 268 pp. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 9780618720934.

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

    Book ID: 40287
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  • GARDENS OF WATER. by Drew, Alan.
    Drew, Alan.
    GARDENS OF WATER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, set in a small town outside Istanbul in just before and after the devasting earthquake of 1999. This is the story of two families, one Kurdish, the other American, and of the conflicts between freedom and following the traditional ways. The author and his wife were teachers in Turkey for three years, arriving just four days before the quake hit. INSCRIBED on the title page - "---- All the best to you." Includes an interview with the author. 353 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44152
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  • GARDENS OF WATER. by Drew, Alan.
    Drew, Alan.
    GARDENS OF WATER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, set in a small town outside Istanbul in just before and after the devasting earthquake of 1999. This is the story of two families, one Kurdish, the other American, and of the conflicts between freedom and following the traditional ways. The author and his wife were teachers in Turkey for three years, arriving just four days before the quake hit. INSCRIBED on the title page - "---- All the best to you." Includes an interview with the author. 353 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 67479
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  • BARABBAS: A Dramatic Narrative. by Field, Sara Bard.
    Field, Sara Bard.
    BARABBAS: A Dramatic Narrative.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1932. dj. Hardcover first edition - Long narrative epic poem by this San Francisco writer, telling the story of Barabbas, a tribute to the heroism and the nobility of the Jewish people. Dust jacket praise from Robinson Jeffers who describes it as 'jewelled with lovely imagery and shining words...a majestic poem." Endpaper maps of Mediterranean area with an inset of Plan of Jerusalem. x, 200.

    Condition: Very good+ in a good dust jacket (a rather lovely pale green cloth binding with dark blue lettering and silver stamped decorative panels, prev owner's name in pencil, dated 1933, edges of the covers slightly faded, dj is price-clipped, edgeworn.)

    Book ID: 39560
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  • SKIN DEEP. by Garcia, Guy.
    Garcia, Guy.
    SKIN DEEP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Chicano author's first novel - the story of a 2nd generation Chicano who leaves his East Los Angeles barrio for Harvard Law school. 186 pp. ISBN: 0-374-265739.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 18523
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  • I MUST RIDE ALONE. by Gregory, Jackson (1882-1943)
    Gregory, Jackson (1882-1943)
    I MUST RIDE ALONE.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1940) dj. Hardcover - Novel by this prolific California author, about a cowboy from Texas, whose motto was "I Must Ride Alone" until he encountered a mysterious girl on the trail. 245 pp.,

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth (usual toning to the pages) in a fair dust jacket with loss of approx 1/2 inch at top of spine, other wear on folds. .

    Book ID: 77785
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  • MAD O'HARA OF WILD RIVER. by Gregory, Jackson (1882-1943)
    Gregory, Jackson (1882-1943)
    MAD O'HARA OF WILD RIVER.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1949) dj. Hardcover - After being fleeced out of his interest in a Texas oil field by a dishonest cousin, Tony O'Hara takes off for the mountains to hunt and fish, but soon finds himself entangled in a scheme with a fortune in gold and a Cinderella girl at stake. Western novel by this prolific California author and journalist. 272 pp.,

    Condition: Good in orange cloth (wear to corners and ends of spine, (usual toning to the pages) in a good only dust jacket with several chips and short tears.

    Book ID: 77786
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  • PAPA, I CAN HARDLY WAIT. by High, Lourdes.
    High, Lourdes.
    PAPA, I CAN HARDLY WAIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chico, California: Brock Publishing Co, (1977.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel based on the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three young children, shephards, in Portugal in 1916, as told by the least known of the children, Francisco Marta, brother of Jacinta and cousin to Lucia (Lucy). SIGNED on the front endpaper by the author, the wife of a Sacramento Valley farmer, who wrote this book out of her deep religious convictions and her pride in her Portuguese heritage. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-930534026.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40926
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  • HEROES ARISE. by Hill, Laurel Anne. Illustrated by Jasmine Nakagawa.
    Hill, Laurel Anne. Illustrated by Jasmine Nakagawa.
    HEROES ARISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Walnut Creek, CA: Komenar Publishing, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a fantasy novel set among the nomadic people of the desert Kren and described as 'a fascinating journey into an alien culture, one more open and honorable than our own - although like us in its capacity for violence.' (author Madeline Howard.) Illustrated with full-page pen and ink drawings. INSCRIBED on the title page by both the author and illustrator and dated in the year of publication. 198 pp. Promotional card laid in. ISBN: 9780977208142.

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

    Book ID: 40292
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  • HEROES ARISE. by Hill, Laurel Anne. Illustrated by Jasmine Nakagawa.
    Hill, Laurel Anne. Illustrated by Jasmine Nakagawa.
    HEROES ARISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Walnut Creek, CA: Komenar Publishing, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a fantasy novel set among the nomadic people of the desert Kren and described as 'a fascinating journey into an alien culture, one more open and honorable than our own - although like us in its capacity for violence.' (author Madeline Howard.) Illustrated with full-page pen and ink drawings. SIGNED on the title page. 198 pp. ISBN: 9780977208142.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51360
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  • HEROES ARISE. by Hill, Laurel Anne. Illustrated by Jasmine Nakagawa.
    Hill, Laurel Anne. Illustrated by Jasmine Nakagawa.
    HEROES ARISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Walnut Creek, CA: Komenar Publishing, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a fantasy novel set among the nomadic people of the desert Kren and described as 'a fascinating journey into an alien culture, one more open and honorable than our own - although like us in its capacity for violence.' (author Madeline Howard.) Illustrated with full-page pen and ink drawings. INSCRIBED on the title page "To John, Keep writing!" and dated in 2009. 198 pp. ISBN: 9780977208142.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60363
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  • ADVENTURES OF THE BLUE AVENGER. by Howe, Norma.
    Howe, Norma.
    ADVENTURES OF THE BLUE AVENGER.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Young adult novel about a young boy, who, in his lonliness after his father, a police officer, was killed began to draw cartoons of a super hero he called the Blue Avenger. On his 16th birthday, he decided to change his name to the Blue Avenger, and thus became an unlikely hero of San Pablo High School. SIGNED on the half title page. 230 pp, . ISBN: 0-8050-60626.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (a new, unread copy.)

    Book ID: 51856
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  • BREAK ANY WOMAN DOWN. by Johnson, Dana.
    Johnson, Dana.
    BREAK ANY WOMAN DOWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Athens, GA: University of Georgia, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Los Angeles author's first book, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction a collection of stories which "explore race, identity and alienation with unflinching honesty and vibrant language." SIGNED by Johnson on the title page. 157 pp. ISBN: 0-8203-23152.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58036
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  • ORDINARY MONEY. by Jones, Louis B.
    Jones, Louis B.
    ORDINARY MONEY.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Penguin, (1991). California author's very funny first novel - about money, of course, and luck and the American dream of success, and pyramid scams, and maybe even counterfeiting. Praise from Michael Chabon, Charles Baxter and others. 345 pp.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 73910
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  • ORDINARY MONEY. by Jones, Louis B.
    Jones, Louis B.
    ORDINARY MONEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - California author's very funny first novel - about money, of course, and luck and the American dream of success, and pyramid scams, and maybe even counterfeiting. Dust jacket praise from Michael Chabon, Charles Baxter and others. 345 pp. ISBN: 9780670828562.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42529
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  • ORDINARY MONEY. by Jones, Louis B.
    Jones, Louis B.
    ORDINARY MONEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - California author's very funny first novel - about money, of course, and luck and the American dream of success, and pyramid scams, and maybe even counterfeiting. SIGNED on the title page. Laid in is a brief handwritten signed note from Jones to Oklahoma collector Larry Owens. Dust jacket praise from Michael Chabon, Charles Baxter and others. 345 pp. ISBN: 0-670828564.

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

    Book ID: 60970
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  • ORDINARY MONEY. by Jones, Louis B.
    Jones, Louis B.
    ORDINARY MONEY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1990.). California author's very funny first novel - about money, of course, and luck and the American dream of success, and pyramid scams, and maybe even counterfeiting. Praise from Michael Chabon, Charles Baxter and others. 345 pp.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 47039
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  • FEEDING INTO WINTER. by Kiefer, Christian.
    Kiefer, Christian.
    FEEDING INTO WINTER.

    Edition: First printing, a slim chapbook.

    Greensboro, NC: March Street Press, (2000). SIGNED first edition - California author's first book, a collection of poetry. Praise from Gary Snyder and George Keithley. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 30 pp.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in stiff gray wrappers. Uncommon

    Book ID: 67594
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  • KING OF THE DEAD. by MacAvoy, R. A. .
    MacAvoy, R. A. .
    KING OF THE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Book Two of the Lens of the World trilogy. 286 pp. ISBN: 0-688-09600X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67150
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  • THE BELLY OF THE WOLF. by MacAvoy, R. A. .
    MacAvoy, R. A. .
    THE BELLY OF THE WOLF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Volume Three in the Lens of the World series. 187 pp. ISBN: 0-688-096018.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70115
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  • COMPELLING EVIDENCE. by Martini, Steve.
    Martini, Steve.
    COMPELLING EVIDENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A legal thriller (by a former trial attorney) introducing defense attorney Paul Madriani. Very warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page - "Dear ..... Please enjoy. Mark and I had a wonderful time fleshing out color on this." 379 pp. ISBN: 0-399-137122.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 42448
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  • CRAWL SPACE. by Meidav, Edie,
    Meidav, Edie,
    CRAWL SPACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - Prize-winning author's second novel. "A war criminal returns to the scene of the crime. It's 1999 and Emile Poulquet awaits sentencing in a Paris court for deporting thousands to almost certain death during World War II. But haunted by ghosts from his past, and determined to confront his dark legacy, he escapes and heads toward his beloved Finier, a rural town in the south of France where he once served as prefect." 445 pp. ISBN: 0-374130752.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66843
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  • HOME AND AWAY. by Meschery. Joanne.
    Meschery. Joanne.
    HOME AND AWAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994.) dj. SIGNED first edition - Her 3rd novel, set in the California mountains on the edge of Nevada, during the first Gulf War, a story of motherhood, marriage, girls' basketball and other rites of passage. INSCRIBED on the title page "For --- Thanks for supporting literary women from Long Beach to Berkeley" and dated in 1995. 284 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53248
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  • Meschery. Joanne.
    HOME AND AWAY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994.). First edition - Her 3rd novel, set in the California mountains on the edge of Nevada, during the first Gulf War, a story of motherhood, marriage, girls' basketball and other rites of passage.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 29676
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