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  • THE ROAD HOME. by Harrison, Jim.
    Harrison, Jim.
    THE ROAD HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - An epic family history, rooted in the Nebraska soil, and stretching over the years from the close of the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. 446 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-87113-7240.

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

    Book ID: 65395
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  • Johnson, Alvin.
    THE BATTLE OF THE WILD TURKEY AND OTHER TALES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1961. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A wonderful collection of short stories, most set on the Nebraska plains in the late 1800's, published when the author was 86. INSCRIBED on the blank prelim 'To Calvin J. Nichols, with the warmest regards of Alvin Johnson.' Johnson is best known for his founding of the New School for Social Research in 1919, but in 1933, he created a 'university in exile' as a haven for scholars who fled from Nazi persecution. Laid in are newpaper obituaries for Johnson (1971.)

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (slight discoloration to the endpapers from the clippings, a little wear to the dj at the top of the spine.)

    Book ID: 20575
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  • Manfred, Frederick Feikema (1912-1994.)
    ARROW OF LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Denver: Allan Swallow, Publisher, (1961.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Three novellas, all set in Manfred's "Siouxland" (the area where the borders of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska meet). In addition to the title story (described as 'a romance'), this contains "Lew and Luanne" (a comedy) and "Country Love" (a pastoral). As a "maverick" writer Manfred was always an outsider in terms of the literary establishment, although some of his books were best-sellers and his novel 'Lord Grizzly' was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1954. Reportedly only 500 copies of this book were printed; certainly it is very uncommon. 220 pp.

    Condition: Good in very good dust jacket (the rather inexpensively produced binding has cracked before the title page and is "over-opened" at the end of the book, Dustjacket has a little toning to the spine, minor wear - still a quite presentable copy of a hard-to-find book, by an important and under-rated writer.)

    Book ID: 32978
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  • THE CONQUEST ... BY A NEGRO PIONEER by [Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951]
    [Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951]
    THE CONQUEST ... BY A NEGRO PIONEER

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Lincoln, Nebraska: The Woodruff Press, (1913.). Hardcover - African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux's first book, a self-published novel with a very strong autobiographical influence: Micheaux was a Nebraskan farmer, who eventually lost his land as a victim of fraud. Later, realizing the growing importance of the moving picture industry, he wrote. produced and directed several films with all-black casts, and even financed the films himself. The second printing of this landmark book was just 2 weeks after the first, and is notable both as an early work by an African American who was a pioneer in many different ways, and for its early Nebraska imprint. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and 15 photographic plates, mostly of scenes…

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    Lincoln, Nebraska: The Woodruff Press, (1913.). Hardcover - African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux's first book, a self-published novel with a very strong autobiographical influence: Micheaux was a Nebraskan farmer, who eventually lost his land as a victim of fraud. Later, realizing the growing importance of the moving picture industry, he wrote. produced and directed several films with all-black casts, and even financed the films himself. The second printing of this landmark book was just 2 weeks after the first, and is notable both as an early work by an African American who was a pioneer in many different ways, and for its early Nebraska imprint. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and 15 photographic plates, mostly of scenes of ranching or farming in Nebraska (all plates are present, but 2 are inserted at different pages than indicated in the list of illustrations.)

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    Condition: Good overall in dark blue cloth with white lettering (lettering rubbed and illegible on the spine), some wrinkling to the cloth (binding flaw), scattered foxing. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 32414
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  • A LIFE. by Morris, Wright.
    Morris, Wright.
    A LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A continuation of the story of Warner, the 'old man' in 'Fire Sermon' who has driven his ancient Maxwell coupe from California to his childhood home in Nebraska. A deceptively simple, and almost poetic, portrait of the last hours of an old man's life. 152 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0130792.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name stamped on half title page, some light edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 46792
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  • Morris, Wright.
    WILL'S BOY: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning novelist's account of his childhood and youth. When his mother died when he was just 6, he was raised by his father Will - first in rural Nebraska and then in Chicago. Frontispiece. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-06-014856x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (embossed seal of previous owner on front endpaper, dj priceclipped.)

    Book ID: 36418
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  • WILL'S BOY: A Memoir. by Morris, Wright.
    Morris, Wright.
    WILL'S BOY: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning novelist's account of his childhood and youth. When his mother died when he was just 6, he was raised by his father Will - first in rural Nebraska and then in Chicago. Frontispiece. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-06-014856x.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (remainder mark, chip to lower corner of dj.)

    Book ID: 52287
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  • Morris, Wright.
    A LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A continuation of the story of Warner, the 'old man' in 'Fire Sermon' who has driven his ancient Maxwell coupe from California to his childhood home in Nebraska. A deceptively simple, and almost poetic, portrait of the last hours of an old man's life. 152 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0130792.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 33551
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  • Morris, Wright.
    WILL'S BOY: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning novelist's account of his childhood and youth. When his mother died when he was just 6, he was raised by his father Will - first in rural Nebraska and then in Chicago. Frontispiece. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-06-014856x.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33553
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  • COME SUNDAY. by Morrow, Bradford.
    Morrow, Bradford.
    COME SUNDAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A highly acclaimed first novel , a story surrounding the kidnapping of a Hondurian elder. William Burroughs compared it to works by Kafka and Conrad's Heart of Darkness - and such diverse writers as Peter Straub and Paul West contributed dust jacket blurbs. ISBN: 1555841783.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (edges of boards bumped in several places)

    Book ID: 61826
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  • Morrow, Bradford.
    COME SUNDAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A highly acclaimed first novel , a story surrounding the kidnapping of a Hondurian elder. William Burroughs compared it to works by Kafka and Conrad's Heart of Darkness - and such diverse writers as Peter Straub and Paul West contributed dust jacket blurbs. ISBN: 1555841783.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 3677
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  • THE MESMERIST by Picano, Felice
    Picano, Felice
    THE MESMERIST

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1977.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third novel, set in 1899 in a small town in Nebraska, and inspired by the 1900 trial for murder of an acknowledged hypnotist. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. 410 pp. ISBN: 0-440-055423.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (light edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 11186
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  • THE MESMERIST by Picano, Felice
    Picano, Felice
    THE MESMERIST

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1977.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third novel, set in 1899 in a small town in Nebraska, and inspired by the 1900 trial for murder of an acknowledged hypnotist. SIGNED on the title page. 410 pp. ISBN: 0-440-055423.

    Condition: Near fine in fair only dust jacket (several short tears on the edges of the dj with associated creasing.).

    Book ID: 47809
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  • THE ECHO MAKER. A Novel. by Powers, Richard.
    Powers, Richard.
    THE ECHO MAKER. A Novel.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2006.) dj. Hardcover - His very powerful ninth novel, winner of the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction. "Set against the Platte River's massive spring migrations - one of the greatest spectacles in nature - [this] is a gripping mystery that explores the improvised human self and the even more precarious brain that splits us from and joins us to the rest of creation." 451 pp. ISBN: 9780374146351.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 42988
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  • OLD JULES COUNTRY: A Selection from Old Jules and Thirty Years of Writing Since the Book was Published. by Sandoz, Mari
    Sandoz, Mari
    OLD JULES COUNTRY: A Selection from Old Jules and Thirty Years of Writing Since the Book was Published.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Hastings House, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - Issued to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the publication of 'Old Jules' - Sandoz's biography of her father - this contains a "generous selection" of her non-fiction work, including some previously unpublished pieces , Includes a bibliography of her works 319 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, minor edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 45390
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  • Sandoz, Mari
    SON OF THE GAMBLIN' MAN: the Youth of an Artist.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Clarkson Potter, 1960. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel based on the lives of early Nebraska homesteader and gambler (the best faro player in the West), John Jackson Cozad, and his son, the painter, Robert Henri. 333 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in beige cloth with dark brown lettering, in a raggedy dust jacket, missing half the spine and a large chunk of the front cover.

    Book ID: 6018
    Keywords: nebraska, Women Authors
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