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  • DELAWARE LITERATURE. by Able, Augustus H III; foreword by Henry Seidel Canby.
    Able, Augustus H III; foreword by Henry Seidel Canby.
    DELAWARE LITERATURE.

    Edition: First printing, limited edition. .

    New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc. 1947. First edition - First separate publication of this offprint from 'Delaware, a History of the First State' with a new foreword by Henry Seidel Canby. Discusses the importance of regional literature in understanding American life. Includes discussion of fiction, both romantic and realistic, nonfiction prose and poetry, Glossy frontispiece. States that this is one of 250 copies, but it is not numbered. Large format, measuring 8 1/12 in wide by 11 inches tall, 32 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled blue wrappers (some toning and sunning to the edges of the cover,)

    Book ID: 51951
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  • SOME PARADOX! SOME IRONY! THE CHANGING IMAGE OF AMERICAN WOMAN 1930-1974 by Chmaj, Betty E.
    Chmaj, Betty E.
    SOME PARADOX! SOME IRONY! THE CHANGING IMAGE OF AMERICAN WOMAN 1930-1974

    Edition: First thus.

    [Sacramento: CA]: By the author, nd (ca 1977.). First edition - Separate publication of an essay which originally was included in "The Study of American Culture/Contemporary Conflicts." Examines female stereotypes in the media, in advertising, and in popular and high arts. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. pp 122-176 . The author grew up in a Finnish immigrant community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, was the first to receive a doctoral degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Michigan and was a leader in the ASA Commission on the Status of Women.

    Condition: Very good in stapled pink wrappers (some scattered highlighting in the first half).

    Book ID: 41227
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  • THE PLANT MAGIC MAN. by Durrell, Lawrence.
    Durrell, Lawrence.
    THE PLANT MAGIC MAN.

    Edition: First thus- a slim trade paperback, issued simultaneously with a signed limited edition.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1973. First edition - An essay by Durrell on his experience with Ludo Chardenon, a herbalist in Arles, Provence. Cover blocks by Margaret Wilson. The fifth title in the 'Yes! Capra Chapbook Series' edited by Robert Durand and Noel Young. Illustrated with small decorations and woodcuts throughout. 25 pp plus a facsimile copy of Chardenon's preparations and plants, a final woodcut, a photograph of Chardenon and Durrell and the colophon. ISBN: 0-912264-519.

    Condition: Very good overall in illustrated wrappers (small chip to upper corner of front cover.)

    Book ID: 60795
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  • THE TRURO BEAR AND OTHER ADVENTURES: Poems and Essays. by Oliver, Mary.
    Oliver, Mary.
    THE TRURO BEAR AND OTHER ADVENTURES: Poems and Essays.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book by this National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning poet which includes "ten new poems, thirty-five of her classic poems, and two essays, all about mammals, insects, and reptiles. The award-winning poet considers beasts of all kinds: bears, snakes, spiders, porcupines, humpback whales, hermit crabs, and, of course, her beloved and disobedient little dog, Percy, who appears and even speaks in thirteen poems, the closing section of this volume." 80 pp. ISBN: 978-0807068847.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84299
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  • WHAT NOW? by Patchett, Ann
    Patchett, Ann
    WHAT NOW?

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Essay based on a commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College. The award winning writer tells her own story of attending college, graduating, and struggling with the inevitable question, 'What now?' SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated. 97 pp. An appealing slim volume, with both the book and the dust jacket designed by Chip Kidd. ISBN: 9780061340659.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52356
    Keywords: essay, Women Authors
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  • BEING PERFECT. by Quindlen, Anna.
    Quindlen, Anna.
    BEING PERFECT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A small volume, a single essay on the "perfection trap" and how to avoid, illustrated throughout with photographs. INSCRIBED on a blank prelim page. 48 pp. ISBN: 0-375-505490.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61193
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  • THE LUMINOUS DARKNESS: A Personal Interpretation of the Anatomy of Segregation and the Ground of Hope. by Thurman, Howard (1900 -1981)
    Thurman, Howard (1900 -1981)
    THE LUMINOUS DARKNESS: A Personal Interpretation of the Anatomy of Segregation and the Ground of Hope.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - A very personal book by this minister and civil rights activist - in the introduction he mentions that the first 23 years of his life were in Florida and in Georgia and they have left deep scars on his soul. He goes on to state "that there is no waking moment . . when one may expect respite from the desolation and despair of segregation." 113 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 84744
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