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  • TAHOE ICE GRAVE. by Borg, Todd.
    Borg, Todd.
    TAHOE ICE GRAVE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original,

    South Lake Tahoe, California: Thriller Press, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Third mystery featuring ex-cop and detective Owen McKenna and his Great Dane Spot. Bibliomystery involving a long-lost manuscript by Mark Twain, reportedly hidden on the Hawaiian island of Kauia in 1866. SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's letter. 288 pp. ISBN: 1931296146.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 58376
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  • A CHANCE MEETING: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967. by Cohen, Rachel.
    Cohen, Rachel.
    A CHANCE MEETING: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual book of over a century of American literary history - "Each chapter of this inventive consideration of American culture evokes an actual meeting between two historical figures. In 1854, Henry James, as a boy, goes with his father to have a daguerreotype made by Mathew Brady. . Sarah Orne Jewett, who in turn is a mentor to Willa Cather. Mark Twain publishes Grants memoirs; W.E.B. Du Bois and his professor William James visit the young Helen Keller; and Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz argue about photography. Later, Hart Crane goes out on the town with Charlie Chaplin; Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston write a play together; Elizabeth…

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    London: Jonathan Cape, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual book of over a century of American literary history - "Each chapter of this inventive consideration of American culture evokes an actual meeting between two historical figures. In 1854, Henry James, as a boy, goes with his father to have a daguerreotype made by Mathew Brady. . Sarah Orne Jewett, who in turn is a mentor to Willa Cather. Mark Twain publishes Grants memoirs; W.E.B. Du Bois and his professor William James visit the young Helen Keller; and Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz argue about photography. Later, Hart Crane goes out on the town with Charlie Chaplin; Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston write a play together; Elizabeth Bishop takes Marianne Moore, who was photographed by both Van Vechten and Richard Avedon, to the circus; Avedon and James Baldwin collaborate on a book; John Cage and Marcel Duchamp play chess; and Norman Mailer and Robert Lowell march on the Pentagon in the antiVietnam War demonstration of 1967." Notes, bibliography, index. xvii, 363 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-224072587.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74491
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  • TO STEAL A KINGDOM: Probing Hawaiian History. by Dougherty, Michael.
    Dougherty, Michael.
    TO STEAL A KINGDOM: Probing Hawaiian History.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    Waimanalo, HI: Island Style Press, (1992.). First edition - Based upon archival sources and previously unpublished materials, this book documents the character and actions of the men who founded the elite which rules Hawaii today. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication (in 1992.) Bibliography, index, notes. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-9633484-0X.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy black illustrated wrappers (inscription, newspaper review laid in)

    Book ID: 65564
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  • Hauser, Thomas
    MARK TWAIN REMEMBERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Barricade Books, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - A meticulously researched novel set in 1910 with Mark Twain on his deathbed and reflecting back a 6 week period in 1856 that changed his life. While fiction, the author has commingled Twain's words and ideas with his own. ISBN: 1-56980-1541.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 18615
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  • TERRORISTS AND NOVELISTS. by Johnson, Diane.
    Johnson, Diane.
    TERRORISTS AND NOVELISTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her first collection of essays, on topics ranging (as the title suggests) from author to contempory events - from Maxine Hong Kingston to George Sands and black novelists Toni Morrison and Gayl Jones to Patty Hearst and Jonestown. List of books discussed. 257 pp. ISBN: 0-394-521617.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54059
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  • Moy, James S.
    MARGINAL SIGHTS: Staging the Chinese in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    Iowa City: University of Iowa Press (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the history and prevalence of stereotypes in depicting the Chinese in films and theatre, from Bret Harte and Mark Twain's play 'Ah Sin' to O'Neill's Marcos Millions and the contemporary Broadway hit 'Miss Saigon' and from early silent films to modern pornography. The stereetypes range from Charlie Chan to Fu Manchu to Madame Butterfly. Includes a chapter on the photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown by Arnold Genthe. A title in the 'Theatre History and Culture' series. 158 pp. with notes and bibliography. ISBN: 0-87745-4272.

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

    Book ID: 26466
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  • WHITE WATER: Chance #12. by Tanner, Clay (pseudonym of George W. Proctor)
    Tanner, Clay (pseudonym of George W. Proctor)
    WHITE WATER: Chance #12.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Avon, (1988). First edition - The final book in the series featuring Chance, a legend on the Mississippi River paddlewheels. "When Chance and his old compadre, Sam Clemens (alias Mark Twain), take a New Orleans bound sidewheeler, theyre plundered by river rogues and plunged into the killing currents of the Mississippi. Getting rescued by a raft riding runaway and his friend, a fugitive slave, begins one of the riskiest journeys Chance has ever taken." 154 pp. ISBN: 0-380755246.

    Condition: Fine (appears unread,

    Book ID: 70342
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  • [Twain, Mark] Stong, Phil.
    MISSISSIPPI PILOT: With Mark Twain on the Great River.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1954. dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the Cavalcade series for older children. 253 pgs, illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good- dustjacket (partially price-clipped, chip on front cover, other edgewear.)

    Book ID: 12989
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