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  • BEYOND THE WALL: Essays from the Outside. by Abbey, Edward.
    Abbey, Edward.
    BEYOND THE WALL: Essays from the Outside.

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

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1984.). First edition - Essays about the desert, the Coloroda River, the Sea of Cortes, Alaska and more - an introduction to some special pockets of wilderness still remaining. 203 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0693012.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy brown wrappers.

    Book ID: 39578
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  • KNIGHTS OF THE CORNERSTONE. by Blaylock, James P.
    Blaylock, James P.
    KNIGHTS OF THE CORNERSTONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ace Books, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A tiny town in California is home to many strange secrets - SIGNED on the title page. 294 pp. Dust jacket art by Sam Montesano. ISBN: 9780441016532.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (as new, but with a remainder mark).

    Book ID: 59953
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  • BLUES FROM CANNIBALS: The Notes from Underground. by Bowden, Charles.
    Bowden, Charles.
    BLUES FROM CANNIBALS: The Notes from Underground.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: North Point Press / Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, (2002). First edition - A book which "continues the quest Bowden began in Blood Orchid - to discover the headwaters of the sickness that seeps through the American soul, and to consider what it might mean to come fully alive in a time of exalted consumption, global pillage, gated communities, and wholesale destruction of the environment." 293 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74928
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  • Claremon, Neil
    EAST BY SOUTHWEST

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - His first book, poems set within the stark desert terrain of Arizona and New Mexico.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (edgewear to top of dj.)

    Book ID: 7575
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  • MEMORY FEVER. by Gonzalez, Ray
    Gonzalez, Ray
    MEMORY FEVER.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Seattle: Broken Moon Press, (1993.). First edition - Essays on growing up and living in the Southwest, near El Paso, and near the borderlands - included is a moving account of visiting Taos as a tourist, an essay on the atomic test site of White Sands, on mescal, menudo and tamales, on the desert and the desert light and much more. Cover praise from Sandra Cisneros, Rudolfo Anaya and others. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-913089494.

    Condition: Very good overall in glossy green illustrated wrappers (some scattered marginal notations).

    Book ID: 43172
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  • THE RIVER MOTOR BOAT BOYS ON THE COLORADO or the Clue in the Rocks by Gordon, Harry.
    Gordon, Harry.
    THE RIVER MOTOR BOAT BOYS ON THE COLORADO or the Clue in the Rocks

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1913). Hardcover - From a publisher's ad: "The story deals with a little-known stretch of river, from the Gulf of California to the Grand Canyon. The plot is a strong one, and the clue sought is at last discovered by two venturesome lads who start out to have a Òlittle fun of their own on the side." As in all other volumes of this aeries, the authorÑperhaps the best-known writer of boysÕ books in the countryÑtells something of the history of the country the boys pass through." Glossy frontispiece of the Grand Canyon. 256 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in olive green cloth with black and red lettering and illustration on front cover and spine.

    Book ID: 66705
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  • CLEMENTINA'S CACTUS. by Keats, Ezra Jack
    Keats, Ezra Jack
    CLEMENTINA'S CACTUS.

    Edition: First thus.

    Tokyo: Hopl Book Co. 1994. Hardcover first edition - New edition, published for the children of Japan (only text is the copyright page which is in both English and Japanese) - a wordless book with charming illustrations - called a "visual poem." Oblong format. Uncommon edition,

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 4852
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  • PASSPORT FOR A PILGRIM. by Leasor, James.
    Leasor, James.
    PASSPORT FOR A PILGRIM.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Heinemann, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth espionage novel by this prolific writer featuring Dr. Jason Love, a GP in a Somerset, England, who somehow is always found by trouble. In this book, as he is about to leave to attend a medical conference in Damascus in Syria, he is asked by one of his patients to check on the grave of his daughter who had recently died there in an automobile accident. This simple favor leads him into danger in the desert as he gets involved in foiling an attempt to create a system of mind control. Leasor and Love share many things - including owing a vintage Cord automobile and serving in Burma during World War II. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-434410136.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (light edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 84275
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  • Pena, Amado (Maurilio 1943- )
    PENA ON PENA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Waco, TX: WRS Publications, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful introduction to the work of this artist, a mestizo of Spanish and Yaqui Indian ancestry, born in Laredo, Texas, and living in New Mexico. Full color, full-page reproductions of forty-four of Pena's evocative paintings of the people and landscape of the Southwest, with his comments about the inspiration and thoughts behind each painting. Printed signature on the title page. Oblong format. 96 pp. ISBN: 1-56796-0618.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (review copy stamped on title page. slight sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 40737
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  • FAMILY CLAIMS: A Pinnacle Peak Mystery, by Phelan, Twist.
    Phelan, Twist.
    FAMILY CLAIMS: A Pinnacle Peak Mystery,

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in this series of mysteries set by a former attorney and featuring a tall, lean, hard-muscled lawyer named Hannah Dain. Tired of dealing with her grouchy father and her jealous older sister, she has decided to leave for a more job in Boston, but when a real estate deal she put together falls apart and threatens to leave the family firm on the hook for $2 million, she has to put her plans on hold. Even though she is able to prove it was not her mistake - her life - and the law firm - are in danger. Each of these mysteries centers around…

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    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in this series of mysteries set by a former attorney and featuring a tall, lean, hard-muscled lawyer named Hannah Dain. Tired of dealing with her grouchy father and her jealous older sister, she has decided to leave for a more job in Boston, but when a real estate deal she put together falls apart and threatens to leave the family firm on the hook for $2 million, she has to put her plans on hold. Even though she is able to prove it was not her mistake - her life - and the law firm - are in danger. Each of these mysteries centers around a different sport - in this on e it is mountain biking in the Arizona desert. Warmly INSCRIBED on the title page. Publicity material laid in. 240 pp plus a map of the town. ISBN: 1-590581105.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81786
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  • Schopen, Bernard.
    THE BIG SILENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's excellent first mystery: it begins 'In Nevada, anything is possible.' Dust jacket praise from Robert Campbell and Arthur Lyons, who described this as 'an intricate and moody debut novel, filled with powerful detail and stark desert atmosphere.'. ISBN: 0-89296-3530.

    Condition: Good in a near fine dust jacket (spine slant, light foxing to edges of textblock).

    Book ID: 29124
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  • THE BIG SILENCE. by Schopen, Bernard.
    Schopen, Bernard.
    THE BIG SILENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's excellent first mystery: it begins 'In Nevada, anything is possible.' Dust jacket praise from Robert Campbell and Arthur Lyons, who described this as 'an intricate and moody debut novel, filled with powerful detail and stark desert atmosphere.'. ISBN: 0-89296-3530.

    Condition: Good in a near fine dust jacket (spine slant, light foxing to edges of textblock).

    Book ID: 72149
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  • Siebert, Diane (illustrated by David Frampton)
    RHYOLITE: The True Story of a Ghost Town.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin), (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A rhymed account of the rise and fall of Rhyolite, a town in the Amargosa desert of southwestern Nevada, just outside Death Valley - a town which grew from one gold claim to a town of 10,000 people, then, just 6 years later, was almost deserted In a few more years it became only a ghost town with coyotes roaming the street. Illustrated with woodcuts by David Frampton. Author's historical note at the back. Large format. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-618096736.

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

    Book ID: 36883
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  • WALKING THE TWILIGHT II: Women Writers of the Southwest. by Wilder, Kathryn, editor.
    Wilder, Kathryn, editor.
    WALKING THE TWILIGHT II: Women Writers of the Southwest.

    Edition: First printing, a large square trade paperback.

    Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Publishing, (1996.). First edition - Contributions from 25 women, edited and with an introduction by Wilder. Among the authors are Paula Gunn Allen, Denise Chavez, Pam Houston, Demetria Martinez, Mary Sojourner, Yoshiko Uchida, Terry Tempest Williams, Melissa Pritchard and seventeen others. A brief biographical note precedes each piece. x, 245 pp. ISBN: 0-87358-6484.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56436
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