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  • FAITH, SEX, MYSTERY. by Gilman, Richard.
    Gilman, Richard.
    FAITH, SEX, MYSTERY.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1986.) dj. Hardcover - Gilman writes about the deeply moving religious and spiritual experiences of his own life, including his conversion to Catholicism, his friendship with Thomas Mertion, and then his gradual loss of faith. ISBN: 0-671-551841.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 15267
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  • THE SHADOW MAN. by Gordon, Mary
    Gordon, Mary
    THE SHADOW MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A memoir about her search to discover the truth about her father, who died when she was just seven. INSCRIBED on the title page "For -- with thanks for your intelligence and care." xiv, 274 pp. ISBN: 0-679428852.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64226
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  • THE ECSTASY OF OWEN MUIR. by Lardner Jr., Ring
    Lardner Jr., Ring
    THE ECSTASY OF OWEN MUIR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Cameron & Kahn, (1954.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An unorthodox novel about orthodoxy ... a comic and pungent dissection [of] such incidental phenomena as thought control in the McCarthy era, modern business ethics, racial intolerance" and more. By the third son of American author Ring Lardner, who was an Oscar-winning screenwriter, a member of the Hollywood Ten who was imprisoned for refusing to answer questions before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. 302 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, but overall a tight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 47748
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  • THE COLOR OF BLOOD by Moore, Brian
    Moore, Brian
    THE COLOR OF BLOOD

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in an Eastern European country where a cardinal has maintained an uneasy balance between his religion and the totalitarian government, until one day there is an unsucessful attempt on his life, and he is spirited away against his will. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-525-245391.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 9475
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  • CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS: A Spiritual Confession. by Rice, Anne.
    Rice, Anne.
    CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS: A Spiritual Confession.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. SIGNED first edition - Rice's first work of nonfiction, an account of her Catholic upbringing in New Orleans, and of how she lost her faith - and found it again. SIGNED on the half title page and dated May 31, 2008 (that is, preceding the publication date of this book.) 245 pp.

    Condition: Fine in plain printed white wrappers (as new, and unread.)

    Book ID: 55659
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  • Rodriguez, Richard.
    DAYS OF OBLIGATION: An Argument with My Mexican Father.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of essays, many dealing with the intersection and conflict of Mexican and United States culture in California. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-670-813966.

    Condition: INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32931
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  • Rodriguez, Richard.
    DAYS OF OBLIGATION: An Argument with My Mexican Father.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays, many dealing with the intersection and conflict of Mexican and United States culture in California. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-670-813966.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 38368
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  • THE QUESTION OF HU. by Spence, Jonathan D.
    Spence, Jonathan D.
    THE QUESTION OF HU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - A meticulously researched book, which still leaves an enigma at its center: "To French Jesuit Jean-Francois Foucquet, John Hu, a Chinese widower from Canton and a convert to Catholicism seemed like the perfect choice to serve as the missionary's translator and assistant. So Foucquet took Hu back to Paris with him in 1722, but Hu acted bizarrely on the overseas crossing and was confined for two years in the lunatic asylum of Charenton. Spence narrates their tragic tale in the form of an imaginary log, reconstructed from French, British and Vatican archives. Hu's behavior was clearly irrational:. . but was he insane, and if so, did his journey…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - A meticulously researched book, which still leaves an enigma at its center: "To French Jesuit Jean-Francois Foucquet, John Hu, a Chinese widower from Canton and a convert to Catholicism seemed like the perfect choice to serve as the missionary's translator and assistant. So Foucquet took Hu back to Paris with him in 1722, but Hu acted bizarrely on the overseas crossing and was confined for two years in the lunatic asylum of Charenton. Spence narrates their tragic tale in the form of an imaginary log, reconstructed from French, British and Vatican archives. Hu's behavior was clearly irrational:. . but was he insane, and if so, did his journey to the West somehow trigger the reaction? " Notes, bibliography, index. Illustrated endpapers. xvii, 187 pp. Dust jacket by Chip Kidd. ISBN: 0-394571908.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 83361
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  • BRIDESHEAD REVISITED: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder. by Waugh, Evelyn.
    Waugh, Evelyn.
    BRIDESHEAD REVISITED: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder.

    Edition: First US trade edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1946. dj. Hardcover first edition - One of Waugh's best - and best-known - novels. Basis of the television production of starring Jeremy Irons. States "First Edition after the printing of a limited edition of 600 copies and Published January 1946 on the copyright page." 351 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in blue cloth with dark blue lettering, in a fair only dustjacket (the very fragile dust jacket has severe toning to the spine, as well as lesser toning to the edges - spine is almost split, is missing approx 3/4 inch at top, original price of 2.50 still present.) Dust jacket now protected by an archival cover.

    Book ID: 54730
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  • THE LOST TRAVELLER. by White, Antonia
    White, Antonia
    THE LOST TRAVELLER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1950. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, published 15 years after her classic first novel, "Frost in May."" Opening in 1914, and set against the background of the First World War, Clara experiences the confusions of adolescence. Then tragedy strikes and her childhood comes to an end as she realises that neither parents nor her faith can help her. Although each is a complete novel in itself, "The Lost Traveller" is the first in a trilogy sequel to White's first novel "Frost in May." Together these form a portrait of a young girl's journey to adulthood. The trilogy continues with "The Sugar House" and "Beyond the Glass." Rather uncommon in the hardcover first edition. 312 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket. with significant rubbing, edgewear and several tears (now protected by an archival cover) Original price of $3.00 on dj flap.

    Book ID: 84687
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