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  • GHOST COUNTRY. by Paretsky, Sara.
    Paretsky, Sara.
    GHOST COUNTRY.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, (1998.). SIGNED first edition - A stand-alone novel by the author of the V. I. Warshawski mysteries, the story of four troubled people who meet beneath the streets of Chicago. SIGNED on the title page. 386 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in printed off-white wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 55976
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  • INDEMNITY ONLY. by Paretsky, Sara.
    Paretsky, Sara.
    INDEMNITY ONLY.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Delacorte, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Reprint of the first mystery featuring Chicago private detective V.I. Warshawski, originally published in 1982. Includes a new introduction by Paretsky in which she talks about getting this book first published. Stuart Kaminsky wrote that Paretsky has 'created a female private eye who can be independent, sharp and tough without losing her identity as a woman.' SIGNED on the title page. ix, 244 pp. ISBN: 0-385302606.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (slit on front cover of dj and some edgewear at end of spine and upper edge of back cover.)

    Book ID: 48793
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  • AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL. by Rexroth, Kenneth.
    Rexroth, Kenneth.
    AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1966. dj. Hardcover first edition - More autobiography than novel, this is a recreation of the early years of this poet, painter, bohemian and social critic - years of "speakeasies, great jazz, dazzling wealth and dire poverty" - but years in which he was strongly influenced by generations of his family, including abolitionists, suffragists, and other believers in equality and rights, and also years in which he found friendship with people like Ben Hecht, Sherwood Anderson, Edna St. Vincent Millay and more. 367 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (name with whiteout on front endpaper, minor wear to dj)

    Book ID: 37096
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  • AN OPTION ON DEATH. by Sherer, Michael W.
    Sherer, Michael W.
    AN OPTION ON DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd Mead, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first Emerson Ward novel - when Jessica Pearson is shot by a bullet through his front window, he embarks on a search for the truth behind her death, a search which takes to the Bahamas, Florida, New York and back to Chicago. SIGNED on the title page. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-396-092217.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75135
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  • AN OPTION ON DEATH. by Sherer, Michael W.
    Sherer, Michael W.
    AN OPTION ON DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd Mead, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first Emerson Ward novel - when Jessica Pearson is shot by a bullet through his front window, he embarks on a search for the truth behind her death, a search which takes to the Bahamas, Florida, New York and back to Chicago. SIGNED on the title page. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-396-092217.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (line on bottom edge, some short closed tears to dj, wear to ends of dj spine)

    Book ID: 75136
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  • COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK. by Sinclair, April
    Sinclair, April
    COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion Press, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Author's first novel - a story of growing up black and female in Chicago in the 1960's. The title is one of the sayings that bookish Stevie, who is determined to break away from the South Side, grew up with - along with the dictums that nice young women don't fight, talk trash, or sleep with boys. Cover praise from Dorothy Allison and others. 239 pp. ISBN: 1-56282-7960.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 17077
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  • Sinclair, April
    COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion Press, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page. Author's first novel - a story of growing up black and female in Chicago in the 1960's. The title is one of the sayings that bookish Stevie, who is determined to break away from the South Side, grew up with - along with the dictums that nice young women don't fight, talk trash, or sleep with boys. Cover praise from Dorothy Allison and others. 239 pp. ISBN: 1-56282-796-0.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dustjacket (gift inscription, spine slant)

    Book ID: 17078
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  • COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK. by Sinclair, April
    Sinclair, April
    COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hyperion Press, 1994. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Author's first novel - a story of growing up black and female in Chicago in the 1960's. The title is one of the sayings that bookish Stevie, who is determined to break away from the South Side, grew up with - along with the dictums that nice young women don't fight, talk trash, or sleep with boys. 239 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in white printed wrappers (crease on rear cover.)

    Book ID: 3633
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  • COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK. by Sinclair, April
    Sinclair, April
    COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Hyperion Press, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover - SIGNED on the title page. Author's first novel - a story of growing up black and female in Chicago in the 1960's. The title is one of the sayings that bookish Stevie, who is determined to break away from the South Side, grew up with - along with the dictums that nice young women don't fight, talk trash, or sleep with boys. Cover praise from Dorothy Allison and others. 239 pp. ISBN: 1-56282-796-0.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50315
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  • HOUR OF ENCHANTMENT: A Mystery Story for Girls #13. by Snell, Roy J.
    Snell, Roy J.
    HOUR OF ENCHANTMENT: A Mystery Story for Girls #13.

    Edition: First or early printing.

    Chicago: Reilly & Lee, (1933). Hardcover - Suspenseful story set against the backdrop of the Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair of 1933. Among the relatively few books written specifically for girls by this prolific author. 252 pp.

    Condition: Good only in lime green cloth with black lettering - some wear and soiling to the covers, significant toning to the pages.

    Book ID: 63138
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  • BOOK OF THE WESTERN SUBURBS: Homes, Gardens, Landscapes, Highways and Byways, Past and Present. by White, Marian A..
    White, Marian A..
    BOOK OF THE WESTERN SUBURBS: Homes, Gardens, Landscapes, Highways and Byways, Past and Present.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: J. Harrison White, 1912. Hardcover first edition - From the author's foreword - "the author has endeavored to faithfully portray the evolution of the Grand Prairie of Illinois into the delightful suburban sites found today. In order that the traditional and legendary associations might be more intelligently comprehended, it was thought advisable to commence with that particular portion of the prairie over which the Jesuit Fathers blazed the way. From the letters and journals of the latter, as well as from other authoritative sources, have been culled facts, vital to the telling of the story of the yesterday and today, of the highways and byways past and present associated with the traditions of the Western Suburbs. The struggles…

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    Chicago: J. Harrison White, 1912. Hardcover first edition - From the author's foreword - "the author has endeavored to faithfully portray the evolution of the Grand Prairie of Illinois into the delightful suburban sites found today. In order that the traditional and legendary associations might be more intelligently comprehended, it was thought advisable to commence with that particular portion of the prairie over which the Jesuit Fathers blazed the way. From the letters and journals of the latter, as well as from other authoritative sources, have been culled facts, vital to the telling of the story of the yesterday and today, of the highways and byways past and present associated with the traditions of the Western Suburbs. The struggles and hardships overcome by the pioneers, the undaunted courage of both men and women in the early days of settlement, when 'cities were planned in their comeliness for a future heritage', should be familiar to the youth of succeeding generations. Local traditions and legends should be fostered, for only by this method can we hope to attain to that which is an incentive to love of country and pride in, and reverence for its institutions. This is the spirit exemplified by those whose homes appear in the following pages; they were approached with intelligence and they responded in like manner." Illustrated throughout with sepia toned photographs, mostly of distinguished houses. Brief bibliography. Table of contents and list of photographs at end of book. 184 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in brown illustrated paper covered boards with a brown cloth spine, corners bumped, spine fraying on the side, gift inscription on front pastedown, but still a decent copy of a very hard to find first ediiton. .

    Book ID: 71829
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