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  • Jacobs, Jonnie.
    MOTION TO DISMISS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery of legal suspense featuring San Francisco defense attorney Kali O'Brien. ISBN: 1-57566-3953.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31337
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  • Kelly, Isabel.
    CERAMIC SEQUENCE IN COLIMA: CAPACHA, AN EARLY PHASE,

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

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1980. First edition - Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona, No. 37. Based on field work done by Dr. Kelly in Mexico between 1939 and 1973. The Capacha Phase, based largely on ceramic evidence, has been identified as dating from about 1870 to 1720 B.C. Ilustrated by numberous black and white photographs, 47 figures, 3 tables, map. Large format. 110 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-05659.

    Condition: Fine in stiff orange printed wrappers (a new copy).

    Book ID: 29480
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  • Kube-McDowell, Michael P.
    THE QUIET POOLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ace Books, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - A provocative look at the possible future of mankind, by this award-winning writer: the Diaspora Project involves a starship that will take 10,000 men, women and children far beyond our galaxy. Nominated for the Hugo award. ISBN: 0-441-699111.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket. (as new but remainder mark bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 14575
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  • THE QUIET POOLS. by Kube-McDowell, Michael P.
    Kube-McDowell, Michael P.
    THE QUIET POOLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ace Books, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - A provocative look at the possible future of mankind, by this award-winning writer: the Diaspora Project involves a starship that will take 10,000 men, women and children far beyond our galaxy. Nominated for the Hugo award. ISBN: 0-441-699111.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80033
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  • Kurlansky, Mark.
    A CONTINENT OF ISLANDS. Searching for the Caribbean Destiny.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1992. dj. Hardcover - A wide-ranging collection of Caribbean vignettes, historical, personal, and cultural. With photographs and suggestions for further reading. Map. Index, 324 pp. ISBN: 0-201-523965.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 5516
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  • Lamb, Bette Golden and J. J. Lamb.
    BONE DRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Waterville, ME: Five Star , (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised first collaboration between these two authors, a medical suspense story based on a chilling idea: a cancer patient is told that her bone marrow, which she desperately needs, is being held for ransom. Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini descibed this as a 'fast-paced complex medical thriller with a truly horrifying premise. Compelling characters, authentic scientific background and terse prose make for a one-sitting read.' SIGNED on the title page by Bette Lamb. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 0-7862-49129.

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

    Book ID: 29232
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  • Latour, Jose.
    HAVANA WORLD SERIES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2003.). First edition - A 'dark novel of intrigue and violence that is rich with the flavor and rhythm of pre-communist Cuba'; set in 1958 when all of Cuba was riveted to the World Series with Mickey Mantle's Yankees playing the Milwaukee Braves. The 3rd novel written in English by this Cuban born author whom Martin Cruz Smith called a 'master of Cuba noir.' (his first was nominated for the Edgar award.)

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 28078
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  • Lees, Gene.
    YOU CAN'T STEAL A GIFT: Dizzy, Clark, Milt, and Nat.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dustjacket: 'A jazz chronicler writes of his encounters with four great black musicians - Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Milt Hinton and Nat 'King' Cole. Equal parts memoir, oral history and commentary, each of the main chapters is a minibiography weaving together conversations with the musicians and their families, friends and associates over a period of several decades... Lee begins the book with an essay that tells of his introduction to the world of jazz and his reaction to racism in the United States when he emigrated from Canada in 1955. The underlying theme in his book is the impact racism had on the four musicians'…

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    New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dustjacket: 'A jazz chronicler writes of his encounters with four great black musicians - Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Milt Hinton and Nat 'King' Cole. Equal parts memoir, oral history and commentary, each of the main chapters is a minibiography weaving together conversations with the musicians and their families, friends and associates over a period of several decades... Lee begins the book with an essay that tells of his introduction to the world of jazz and his reaction to racism in the United States when he emigrated from Canada in 1955. The underlying theme in his book is the impact racism had on the four musicians' lives and careers and their determination to overcome it.' Foreword by Nat Hentoff. Photographs, index. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-300-089651.

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

    Book ID: 30103
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  • Leland, Dorothy Kupcha.
    THE BALLOON BOY OF SAN FRANCISCO.

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

    Davis, California: Tomato Enterprises, (2005.). SIGNED first edition - 'Based on a true story, this book paints a colorful picture of daily life in San Francisco five years after the discovery of gold in California. It's drawn from newspapers, letters, diaries and many other historical documents.' In 1853 Ready Gates is a hardworking newsboys - but when he crosses the bay to watch a balloon ascension, he has an unexpected adventures. 121 pp. SIGNED by the author on the first page and dated in October 2004. ISBN: 0-9617357-91.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 29526
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  • THE NOVELS OF JACK LONDON: A Reappraisal. by [London, Jack.] Charles N. Watson, Jr.
    [London, Jack.] Charles N. Watson, Jr.
    THE NOVELS OF JACK LONDON: A Reappraisal.

    Edition: First printing.

    Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, (1983.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In this, the first serious study of London's novels - which have often been dismissed at the product of a talented hack and a literary barbarian - Watson examines their 'sources, their unifying themes, and their suggestion of real literary development.' Focusing on nine of the best novels -including 'Call of the Wild', 'The Iron Heel,' 'Martin Eden,' and others - he draws on original research to demonstrate London's literary dependence on personal experiences. Frontispiece, notes, chronology, index. xv, 304 pp/. ISBN: 0-29909300X.

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

    Book ID: 31456
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  • THE WILDER SISTERS. by Mapson, Jo-Ann.
    Mapson, Jo-Ann.
    THE WILDER SISTERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the author on the title page. Sara Davidson's comments about this book describe it better than I can: 'the richest, truest, funniest, sexiest, and most satisfying story about sisters that I have read. The writing is luminous, the characters unforgettable, and the end brought me to tears of awe. I loved the world of the Wilder sisters - a New Mexico filled with horses and audacious women and lucious food and superstition and saints.' Publisher's book mark laid in. ISBN: 0-06-0191163.

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

    Book ID: 69369
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  • Maracotta, Lindsay.
    PLAYING DEAD: A Hollywood Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Lucy Freers, a sensible Midwesterner transplanted to Hollywood, 'a good mom, a sexy wife and an animator whose star is flying high.' Dj praise from Janet Evanovich, among others. ISBN: 0-688-158676.

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

    Book ID: 20663
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  • THE FISHER KING. by Marshall, Paule.
    Marshall, Paule.
    THE FISHER KING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set against the backdrop of contemporary Brooklyn, New York and Paris and of those cities in the late 1940's, this is a story of family estrangement, love and hope for the future, when the young grandson of a great jazz pianist, an ex-patriot who lived and died in Paris, comes to the US for the first time and meets both sides of his warring family. A warm and appealing book. ISBN: 0-684-872838.

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

    Book ID: 29397
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  • PURE DRIVEL. by Martin, Steve.
    Martin, Steve.
    PURE DRIVEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of funny and satiric short pieces by this comedian and actor. Many were first published in the New Yorker. 104 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-64672.

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

    Book ID: 30233
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  • LOOKING FOR A SHIP. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    LOOKING FOR A SHIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fascinating story of life aboard one of the last of the US merchant marine ships - a 42 day voyage through the Panama Canal and down the Pacific coast of South America, with stops in Cartagena, Lima, Balboa. SIGNED by McPhee on the half title page and uncommon thus. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-374-190771.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60311
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  • LOOKING FOR A SHIP. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    LOOKING FOR A SHIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed description of life aboard one of the last of the US merchant marine ships - a 42 day voyage through the Panama Canal and down the Pacific coast of South America, with stops in Cartagena, Lima, Balboa. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-374-190771.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket. (bleeding to interior of dj)

    Book ID: 40666
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  • LOOKING FOR A SHIP. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    LOOKING FOR A SHIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of life aboard one of the last of the US merchant marine ships. McPhee accompanies second mate Andy Chase both in his search for a position and in the 42 day voyage on the S.S. Stella Lykes through the Panama Canal and down the Pacific coast of South America, with stops in Cartagena, Lima, Balboa. INSCRIBED by McPhee on the half title page. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-374-190771.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68338
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  • LOOKING FOR A SHIP. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    LOOKING FOR A SHIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fascinating story of life aboard one of the last of the US merchant marine ships - a 42 day voyage through the Panama Canal and down the Pacific coast of South America, with stops in Cartagena, Lima, Balboa. 242 pp. SIGNED by McPhee on the title page and uncommon thus. ISBN: 0-374-190771.

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

    Book ID: 27127
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  • Mitchell, Reid.
    THE VACANT CHAIR: The Northern Soldier Leaves Home.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket: ÔIn many ways, the Northern soldier in the Civil War fought as if he had never left home. On campsites and battlefields, the Union volunteer adapted to military life with attitudes shaped by networks of family relationships, in units of men from the same hometown. Understanding these links between the homes the troops left behind and the war they had to fight... offers critical insight into how they thought, fought, and perservered through four bloody years of combat.Õ Based on the letters, diaries, and memoirs of common soldiers, this shows Ôhow mid-nineteenth-century ideas and images of the home and family shaped the Union soldier's…

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    New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket: ÔIn many ways, the Northern soldier in the Civil War fought as if he had never left home. On campsites and battlefields, the Union volunteer adapted to military life with attitudes shaped by networks of family relationships, in units of men from the same hometown. Understanding these links between the homes the troops left behind and the war they had to fight... offers critical insight into how they thought, fought, and perservered through four bloody years of combat.Õ Based on the letters, diaries, and memoirs of common soldiers, this shows Ôhow mid-nineteenth-century ideas and images of the home and family shaped the Union soldier's approach to everything from military discipline to battlefield bravery. For hundreds of thousands of boys, as they called themselves, the Union army was an extension of their home and child hood experiences.Õ Illustrated with a frontispiece and a 16 page insert of photographs. Extensive notes, index, 201 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5078934.

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

    Book ID: 29315
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  • Moore, Judith.
    THE LEFT COAST OF PARADISE: California and the American Heart.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Essays on the California Moore found when, in the early 1980's, as a middle-aged housewife with two daughters, she left her old life and migrated there. Interviews with teenage beach girls, writers Herbert Marcuse and Leonard Michaels, blues singer Maxine Howard, a pimp in San Diego, a young lesbian into bondage, and much more. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-939149-036.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 29320
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  • Morrison, Mary B.
    SOMEBODY'S GOTTA BE ON TOP.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Darius Jones is now 22 and setting up his own business - dustjacket praise from E. Lynn Harris who said 'after reading this intriguing story about love, faith and happiness, you may never say never again.' SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. ISBN: 0-7582-07247.

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

    Book ID: 29594
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  • Myers, Walter Dean and Myers, Christopher.
    A TIME TO LOVE: Stories from the Old Testament.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A moving re-telling of 6 stories from the Old Testament, in the voices of the young adults involved in them - Delilah and Samson, Ruth and Naomi, Zillah and Lot, Reuben and Joseph, and Aser and Gamiel - beautifully illustrated with full-page paintings by Christopher Myers. Includes a preface and an artist's note. INSCRIBED on the half title page by both the author and illustrator and dated in the year of publication. ISBN: 0-439-220009.

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

    Book ID: 29260
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  • Nasaw, Jonathan.
    THE GIRLS HE ADORED.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Pocket Books, (2001.). SIGNED - Novel of pychological suspense, involving a deviant killer, a psychiatrist he abducts and the FBI agent on their trail. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-671-757454.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy)

    Book ID: 31756
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  • Nelson, Carol Cullen
    WHERE TO HAVE AFFAIRS: Unique Locations for Business & Private Special Events in California's Historic Gold Country

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

    Diamond Springs, CA: Riba Communications, (1997.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by the author on the title page with the words 'Best wishes.' Behind the clever name is a reference book with a wealth of information on places in the central Mother Lode - Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras, Placer and Nevada Counties (as well as some historic buildings in Sacramento County). Among the facilities discussed are country inns, bed-and-breakfast inns, wineries and more. Maps by J. Bradford Carpener, calendar of events, historical information and detailed information on each venue. Illustrated with drawings by Susanne Kish. Arranged geographically by county, but includes an alphabetized location index and an advertisers' index. Winner of the Sacramento Publishers' Association Silver Award for Best…

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    Diamond Springs, CA: Riba Communications, (1997.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by the author on the title page with the words 'Best wishes.' Behind the clever name is a reference book with a wealth of information on places in the central Mother Lode - Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras, Placer and Nevada Counties (as well as some historic buildings in Sacramento County). Among the facilities discussed are country inns, bed-and-breakfast inns, wineries and more. Maps by J. Bradford Carpener, calendar of events, historical information and detailed information on each venue. Illustrated with drawings by Susanne Kish. Arranged geographically by county, but includes an alphabetized location index and an advertisers' index. Winner of the Sacramento Publishers' Association Silver Award for Best Book (award sticker on front cover.) Slightly oversized format. 150 pp. ISBN: 0-964829266.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 31717
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  • Nelson, Carol Cullen
    WHERE TO HAVE AFFAIRS: Unique Locations for Business & Private Special Events in California's Historic Gold Country

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

    Diamond Springs, CA: Riba Communications, (1997.). First edition - Behind the clever name is a reference book with a wealth of information on places in the central Mother Lode - Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras, Placer and Nevada Counties (as well as some historic buildings in Sacramento County). Among the facilities discussed are country inns, bed-and-breakfast inns, wineries and more. Maps by J. Bradford Carpener, calendar of events, historical information and detailed information on each venue. Illustrated with drawings by Susanne Kish. Arranged geographically by county, but includes an alphabetized location index and an advertisers' index. Winner of the Sacramento Publishers' Association Silver Award for Best Book . Slightly oversized format. 150 pp. ISBN: 0-964829266.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated covers. (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 31718
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  • Northcutt, Wendy.
    THE DARWIN AWARDS III: Survival of the Fittest.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Plume (Penguin), (2004.). All new stories commemorating individuals who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it. Illustrated with cartoons. Index. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-452-285720.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy)

    Book ID: 29525
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  • Oates, Joyce Carol.
    WHERE IS HERE?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories by this National Book Award winning author - stories which examine a world in which ordinary life is suddenly electrified by the potential for violent change. SIGNED on the title page. 193 pp,. ISBN: 0-88001-2838.

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

    Book ID: 29319
    Keywords: new, Women Authors
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  • THE DAY SUN WAS STOLEN. by Oliviero, Jamie, [ illustrated by Sharon Hitchcock].
    Oliviero, Jamie, [ illustrated by Sharon Hitchcock].
    THE DAY SUN WAS STOLEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Boldly expressive and very colorful art by the Haida artist, Sharon Hitchcock, vividly brings to life this story, which is based on a legend of the Haida oral tradition and explains how it came to be that some animals grow thicker fur coats in the winter,while Bear sleeps. Includes informative notes on Haida beliefs.Illustrated endpapers with Haida totems. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-7868-20268.

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

    Book ID: 29382
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  • Olson, Shannon.
    WELCOME TO MY PLANET* (Where English Is Sometimes Spoken.)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2000). dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a tongue-in-cheek story of a 30 year old woman who moves back home to save money - and becomes a witness to the tremors of her parents' marriage. Cover praise from Melissa Banks, Garrison Keilor, Maureen Howard, etc. 297 pp. ISBN: 0-670-892084.

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

    Book ID: 30294
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  • Parkhurst, Carolyn.
    THE DOGS OF BABEL

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's highly praised first book - from the dustjacket: "Written with a quiet elegance and a profound knowledge of love's hidden places, 'The Dogs of Babel' is a novel of astonishing and lasting power - a story of marriage, survival, and devotion that lies too deep for words." In a first issue dustjacket without the logo showing that it was a book club selection of the Today show. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-316168688.

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

    Book ID: 33051
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