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  • {Agee] Spears, Roos; Cassidy, Jude and Coles, Robert.
    AGEE: HIS LIFE REMEMBERED.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Holt Rinehart, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on the prize-winning Ross Spears documentary film - illustrated with photographs.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2787
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  • [Akhmatova, Anna 1889-1966, pseudonym of Anna Andreyevna Gorenko ] Reeder, Roberta
    ANNA AKHMATOVA: Poet and Prophet.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The definitive biography of this Russian writer, one of the most tragic and greatest poets of the 20th century and a writer who revolutionized modern poetry . The author spent 10 years writing this, has devoted much of her scholarly life to the study of Akhmatova, edited the Complete Poems and had access to hundreds of otherwise restricted documents. Presents a vivid picture of life among Soviet writers during the Revolution, and under Stalin and finally under Krushchev. Photographs. Very entensive notes and bibliography. Index xv, 619 pp. ISBN: 0-312112416.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37830
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  • EXPERIENCE. by Amis, Martin.
    Amis, Martin.
    EXPERIENCE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket: 'the son of the great comic novelist Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis explores his relationship with his father and writes about the various crises of KingsleyÕs life, including the final crisis of his death. Amis also reflects on the life and legacy of his cousin, Lucy Partington, who disappeared without trace in 1973. and was exhumed nearly 20 years later from the back garden of Frederick West, BritainÕs most prolific serial killer.' Also includes descriptions and comments on many of his fellow writers - Saul Bellow, Salman Rushdie, Philip Larkin, Robert Graves, Elizabeth Jane Howard and others. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs, appendix, index. 403 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-66527.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80702
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  • Auchincloss, Louis.
    LOVE WITHOUT WINGS, Some Friendships in Literature and Politics.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Sixteen short essays about friendship - including those of Edith Wharton and Mrgaret Chanler, Boswell & Johnson, FDR and Colonel Hopkins, Ivy Compton-Burnett and Margaret Jourdain and more,

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2727
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  • LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS: A Writer's Life by [Auchincloss, Louis] Gelderman, Carol
    [Auchincloss, Louis] Gelderman, Carol
    LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS: A Writer's Life

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of the American novelist who was "able to observe America's privileged class from the inside." Photographs, extensive notes, index. xii, 287 pp. ISBN: 0-517-587203.

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

    Book ID: 59426
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  • DJUNA: The Life and Work of Djuna Barnes. by [Barnes, Djuna, 1892-1982] Herring, Phillip.
    [Barnes, Djuna, 1892-1982] Herring, Phillip.
    DJUNA: The Life and Work of Djuna Barnes.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography which draws on interviews with Djuna Barnes's brother and unpublished letters, tracing the life and career of the early twentieth-century bisexual writer and friend to James Joyce and T. S. Eliot. "Herring traces her creative influences to gain a greater understanding of her writing, elucidating the ways in which her unusual life shaped her literary genius." Includes a chronology,extensive notes, a list of the works by Barnes, bibliography, index. xxvii, 386 pp. ISBN: 0-670849693.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 83739
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  • L FRANK BAUM: Royal Historian of OZ. by [Baum, L. Frank] Carpenter, Angelica Shirley and Jean Shirley.
    [Baum, L. Frank] Carpenter, Angelica Shirley and Jean Shirley.
    L FRANK BAUM: Royal Historian of OZ.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co, (1992). Hardcover - "The road to OZ was not an easy one for L Frank Baum. He endured personal misfortune and financial difficulties, failing at several careers before becoming a top children's author. He wrote 13 more OZ book, over 60 books in all. And despite the enduring popularity of his books, they have often been denounced as unsuitable for young readers." The life story of Baum, the man behind the magic of Oz.
    Illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs. Includes bibliographical references, a selected list of L. Frank Baum's books, index. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-822549107.

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

    Book ID: 73544
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  • NAOMI MITCHISON: A Biography. by Benton, Jill.
    Benton, Jill.
    NAOMI MITCHISON: A Biography.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    London: Pandora Press (1990). The first biography of this English and Scottish writer, the author of over 80 books, a notable feminist and socialist who was at the center of London's intellectual life during the 1920s and 1930s. Illustrated with photographs, bibliography of Mitchison's works, index, contents xvii, 192 pp. ISBN: 0-04-4408625.

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

    Book ID: 85920
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  • YOU ARE NOT I: A Portrait of Paul Bowles. by [Bowles, Paul] Dillon, Millicent.
    [Bowles, Paul] Dillon, Millicent.
    YOU ARE NOT I: A Portrait of Paul Bowles.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1998.). An unconventional biography of the expat writer Paul Bowles, based on many interviews Dillon (the biographer of Bowles' wife, Jane) had with him in Tangiers.Works cited. xix, 340 pp. ISBN: 0-520-224930.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (gift inscription on half title page.).

    Book ID: 55547
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  • MAX BRAND: The Big Westerner. by [Brand, Max -Frederick Faust] Easton, Robert.
    [Brand, Max -Frederick Faust] Easton, Robert.
    MAX BRAND: The Big Westerner.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Oklahoma University of Oklahoma Press, (1970). The biography of Fredrick Faust, pen name Max Brand, the writer of classic Western novels. "Easton's biography supplies the "everyday reality"..although other books have been written on Faust none..portrays so thoroughly the man behind the legend."- New York Times Book Review. Flmography, bibliography, index, xiii, 330 pp. ISBN: 0-8061-12336.

    Condition: Good overall (some minor foxing and toning to the pages, rubbing to the covers)

    Book ID: 61372
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  • WITH ALL MY MIGHT: An Autobiography. by Caldwell, Erskine.
    Caldwell, Erskine.
    WITH ALL MY MIGHT: An Autobiography.

    Edition: First printing.

    Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although he went on to publish some 55 books, Caldwell remains best known for his classic first novel "Tobacco Road." In this book, he discusses his life and career, including his four marriages, his struggles to get his work accepted by a publisher, and the attempts to ban his work. Photographs. 332 pp plus a list of his works. ISBN: 0-934601119.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 85169
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  • OFF THE ROAD: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg. by Cassady, Carolyn.
    Cassady, Carolyn.
    OFF THE ROAD: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Carolyn Cassady's story of her life at the center of the Beat generation." In 1948, at the age of 25, she married Neal Cassady, immortalized as Dean Moriarty in the classic 'On the Road by Jack Kerouac.' A vivid picture of two decades in the history of American culture. Glossy black and white photographs. Index, 436 pp. ISBN: 0-688088910.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84776
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  • GLAD TIDINGS: A Friendship in Letters: The Correspondence of John Cheever and John D. Weaver 1945-1982. by [Cheever, John] Weaver, John D., editor.
    [Cheever, John] Weaver, John D., editor.
    GLAD TIDINGS: A Friendship in Letters: The Correspondence of John Cheever and John D. Weaver 1945-1982.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A remarkable correspondence extending through the "four decades [Cheever] battled with alcohol, editors, publishers, landlords and bill collectors to feed, clothe and shelter his family. The Weavers' home in the Hollywood Hills, where Harriett 'spun the grass and roses,' was the sanctuary shielding him from the demons that dominated his journals. . . these letters span the years between Cheever's first and last books, they offer a consistent and chronological view of his life as a writer: the impecunious early years of his marriage, his devotion to his growing family, his artistic setbacks and successes, his triumph over his addiction to alcohol and his impudent reports on the cancer…

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    New York: Harper Collins, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A remarkable correspondence extending through the "four decades [Cheever] battled with alcohol, editors, publishers, landlords and bill collectors to feed, clothe and shelter his family. The Weavers' home in the Hollywood Hills, where Harriett 'spun the grass and roses,' was the sanctuary shielding him from the demons that dominated his journals. . . these letters span the years between Cheever's first and last books, they offer a consistent and chronological view of his life as a writer: the impecunious early years of his marriage, his devotion to his growing family, his artistic setbacks and successes, his triumph over his addiction to alcohol and his impudent reports on the cancer that ended his life, but not before he had finished Falconer and won the Pulitzer Prize for his farewell collection of short stories." Chronology, checklist of Cheever's writings, and index. 357 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0169575.

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

    Book ID: 44627
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  • AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. by Christie, Agatha.
    Christie, Agatha.
    AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1977) dj. Hardcover - Posthumous publication of a book which Christie began writing in around 1950, when she was 60 years old. Illustrated with photographs. xii, 519 p. ISBN: 0-396075169.

    Condition: Very good in a fair dust jacket (rubbing and edgewear to the dj - chip at top edge of front cover and ends of dj spine, small peeled spot on front cover - dj now protected by an archival cover).

    Book ID: 78230
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  • THE MYSTERY OF AGATHA CHRISTIE. by [Christie, Agatha] Robyns, Gwen.
    [Christie, Agatha] Robyns, Gwen.
    THE MYSTERY OF AGATHA CHRISTIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - :"An Intimate Biography Of The First Lady Of Crime" based on accounts by people who knew her. Illustrated with black and white photographs.Appendix, index. xiii, 247 pp. Jacket by Fred Marcellino. ISBN: 0-385126239.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (small stain affecting the lower edge of the rear board and the final few pages) .

    Book ID: 86276
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  • RAGE AND FIRE: A Life of Louise Colet. by [Colet, Louise] Gray, Francince Du Plessix.
    [Colet, Louise] Gray, Francince Du Plessix.
    RAGE AND FIRE: A Life of Louise Colet.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Pioneer, feminist, literary star, Flaubert's muse. Includes black-and-white photographs, index, notes, and bibliography. 432 pgs. ISBN: 0-671-742388.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new, but with a rem mark.)

    Book ID: 14533
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  • THE RARE AND THE BEAUTIFUL: The Art, Loves, and Lives of the Garman Sisters. by Connolly, Cressida.
    Connolly, Cressida.
    THE RARE AND THE BEAUTIFUL: The Art, Loves, and Lives of the Garman Sisters.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press, (2004.). First edition - The Garman sisters were "strikingly beautiful, artistic and wild" and they were at the center of radical literary and political circles in Europe between the world wars. This focuses on the stories of four members of the family whose lives are most fully documented: three of the sisters: Mary (wife of the poet Roy Campbell), Kathleen (mistress and later the wife of sculpture Jacob Epstein and Lorna Wishart (lover of the young poet Laurie Lee and painter Lucien Freud) and their brother, Douglas Garman. Photographs, sources, bibliography (the index is not included in this advance issue.) 299 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51438
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  • Dardis, Tom
    FIREBRAND: The Life of Horace Liveright, the Man Who Changed American Publishing

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1995. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating biography of the publisher of such authors as Faulkner, Djuna Barnes, T.S. Eliot, Hemingway and more - the co-founder of the Modern American Library - and the Little Leather Library. 394 pgs, index, sources, photographs.

    Condition: F/F.

    Book ID: 9198
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  • [Dickens, Charles] Hibbert Christopher.
    THE MAKING OF CHARLES DICKENS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first extensive study of Dickens' s childhood and youth, and of how he transformed these experiences into his fiction. Illustrated with both photographs and reproductions of some of the original illustrations used in his books. 321 pages, including bibliograhy and index.

    Condition: Ex-library, but overall good condition in dustjacket.

    Book ID: 13775
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  • AN OPEN BOOK. by Dickens, Monica
    Dickens, Monica
    AN OPEN BOOK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mayflower Books / Heinneman, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - A partial autobiography by the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, an author of 30 books, including fiction, children's books and non-fiction, who has "established herself as a brilliant, penetrating and compassionate observer of people. Here she observes herself as well, objectively and often mockingly." Illustrated with photographs. Index. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-831766204.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corners very slightly bumped, crease to front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 78599
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  • HERSELF DEFINED: The Poet and Her World. by [Doolittle, Hilda - H.D.] Guest, Barbara
    [Doolittle, Hilda - H.D.] Guest, Barbara
    HERSELF DEFINED: The Poet and Her World.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Quill, (1985.). Definitive biography of the Imagist poet and influential modernist by a woman who is a noted poet herself.Illustrated with photographs. Bibliography and index. List of books by H. D. xxii, 360 pp.. ISBN: 0-688-047092.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56918
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  • HERSELF DEFINED: The Poet and Her World. by [Doolittle, Hilda - H.D.] Guest, Barbara
    [Doolittle, Hilda - H.D.] Guest, Barbara
    HERSELF DEFINED: The Poet and Her World.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Collins, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Definitive biography of the Imagist poet and influential modernist by a woman who is a noted poet herself.Illustrated with photographs. Bibliography and index. List of books by H. D. xxii, 360 pp.. ISBN: 0-688-047092.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dustjacket (slight spine slant, bend to boards, but appears unread)

    Book ID: 62414
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  • EDWARD DORN: A World of Difference by [Dorn, Edward, 1929 -1999.] Clark, Tom.
    [Dorn, Edward, 1929 -1999.] Clark, Tom.
    EDWARD DORN: A World of Difference

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of this poet by his longtime friend and fellow poet. Dorn was born in rural Illinois, grew up in Depression era poverty and spent much of his life wandering across America, from the Black Mountain College in the 50's to California and always across the prairies, and finally to Colorado. "The soul of the land and the soul of his poems are inextricably linked." Based on Clark's own experience with Dorn, on letters and unpublished manuscript materials, this examines both his life and work, and quotes generously from his poems. Photographs. 434 pp. ISBN: 1556433972.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42596
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  • MYSELF WHEN YOUNG: The Shaping of a Writer. by du Maurier, Daphne.
    du Maurier, Daphne.
    MYSELF WHEN YOUNG: The Shaping of a Writer.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir focusing on the first twenty-two years of her life, as the privileged daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist, and ending as she is falling in love with both Cornwall - the site of her most well-known novel,'Rebecca' - and with her future husband. Illustrated with photographs. Author's note, index. ix, 204 pp. ISBN: 0-385130163.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (very faint remainder spray, spot to fore-edge of text block)

    Book ID: 79169
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  • DAPHNE DU MAURIER: The Secret Llife of the Renowned Storyteller. by [du Maurier, Daphne] Forster, Margaret.
    [du Maurier, Daphne] Forster, Margaret.
    DAPHNE DU MAURIER: The Secret Llife of the Renowned Storyteller.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Doubleday, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Meticulously researched" biography of the writer of 'Rebecca', 'Frenchman's Creek,' 'Jamaica Inn' and many other novels and biographies. Photographs on glossy paper. Afterword, notes, appendix, index. xviii, 457 pp. ISBN: 0-385420684.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (Slight spine slant.)

    Book ID: 54441
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  • RICHARD EBERHART: The Progress of an American Poet. by [Eberhart, Richard] Roache, Joel.
    [Eberhart, Richard] Roache, Joel.
    RICHARD EBERHART: The Progress of an American Poet.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of this Pulitzer Prize and National Book award winning poet. Photographs, notes, selected bibliograhy, index. xxix, 299 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some crinkling to the rear cover of dj and bleeding from the cloth)

    Book ID: 75861
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  • (Eliot, George) Williams, David
    MR GEORGE ELIOT

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Franklin-Watts, 1983. Hardcover first edition - A biography of George Henry Lewes, the man with whom George Eliot lived for 25 years. 289 pg, illustrated, index.

    Condition: NF/NF.

    Book ID: 7391
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  • SKUNK RANCH TO HOLLYWOOD: The West of Author Hal Evarts. by Evarts Jr., Hal.
    Evarts Jr., Hal.
    SKUNK RANCH TO HOLLYWOOD: The West of Author Hal Evarts.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1915 during the long Wyoming winters on Skunk Ranch near Cody, Evarts began writing tales of adventure, which his sister sent off to New York secretly. Just as his ranch went bankrupt, he launched a new career as a best seller writer. Three of his novels were made into films - and one of them launched the career of John Wayne. Written with affection by his son this is "a colorful history told with the broad humor and a knack for sniffing out the comic and extraordinary details of Evarts' extraordinary life." Photographs, eulogy, bibliography, and list of books by Hal G. Evarts. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-884962970..

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55707
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  • (Fitzgerald, F. Scott and Perkins, Maxwell) edited by John Kuehl and Jackson Bryer.
    DEAR SCOTT / DEAR MAX: The Fitzgerald-Perkins Correspondance.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes a preface and an introduction, notes and an index, as well as the letters themselves, chronologically arranged.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 13036
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  • (Fitzgerald, F. Scott) Turnbull, Andrew, ed.
    THE LETTERS OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Scribner, 1963. Hardcover - The first publication of a wide selection of Fitzgerald's letters - grouped in sections by the people to whom they were addressed: his daughter, Scottie, Hemingway, critic Edmund Wilson, etc. 615 pages, including index.

    Condition: Near fine in green cloth, lacking the dustjacket (presumably from a non-circulating library, with a small stamp on the title page, 2 letters on spine of book - book appears unread - overall a tight and very clean copy, cloth covers are bright and unsoiled.

    Book ID: 30786
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