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  • THE GIRL WITH THE OCELOT and Other Poems. by Altrocchi, Julia Cooley (1893-1972).
    Altrocchi, Julia Cooley (1893-1972).
    THE GIRL WITH THE OCELOT and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Bruce Humphries, (1964.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes a long dramatic monologue, 'Black Boat,' on the death of 200 African American seamen in the Port Chicago disaster during World War II. 150 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (tear to upper edge of back cover of dj,.)

    Book ID: 51788
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  • THE GIRL WITH THE OCELOT and Other Poems. by Altrocchi, Julia Cooley (1893-1972).
    Altrocchi, Julia Cooley (1893-1972).
    THE GIRL WITH THE OCELOT and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Bruce Humphries, (1964.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes a long dramatic monologue, 'Black Boat,' on the death of 200 African American seamen in the Port Chicago disaster during World War II. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper - "For a long-standing much admired friend, Fred Carpenter, in the hope that he may be interested in the chiaroscura of the last poem in this book." 150 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (tanning to spine of dj and to back cover,.)

    Book ID: 76084
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  • Dunne, John Gregory.
    QUINTANA & FRIENDS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of non-fiction - underlying these thirty-three essays is a single thread: "the confrontation between a transplanted Easterner's sensibilities and the culture of the contemporary West. Dunne finds his subjects in a tiny desert community on the edge of Death Valley, in a missile silo in Montana, in a town on San Francisco Bay with memories of being leveled during a World War II munitions explosion. He inhales the aroma of a small-time fight club; he experiences the doldrums of a road trip with a big-league baseball team; he visits a private detective who specializes in lost cat capers and spends the day with a stunt man who falls…

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    New York: Dutton, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of non-fiction - underlying these thirty-three essays is a single thread: "the confrontation between a transplanted Easterner's sensibilities and the culture of the contemporary West. Dunne finds his subjects in a tiny desert community on the edge of Death Valley, in a missile silo in Montana, in a town on San Francisco Bay with memories of being leveled during a World War II munitions explosion. He inhales the aroma of a small-time fight club; he experiences the doldrums of a road trip with a big-league baseball team; he visits a private detective who specializes in lost cat capers and spends the day with a stunt man who falls on his head for a living.... Taken together, they represent John Gregory Dunne at his best-which is to say, a remarkably perceptive and highly entertaining look at American life." Quintana is the name of Dunne and his wife, Joan Didion's daughter. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-525186751.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (crease to dj flap, nick at top of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 39098
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  • THE BESSIE BLUE KILLER. by Lupoff, Richard A.
    Lupoff, Richard A.
    THE BESSIE BLUE KILLER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third Hobart Lindsay / Marvia Plum mystery, set in Oakland, California and involving the making of a movie about black World War II pilots - the Tuskegee airmen. Introduction by Jane Langton SIGNED by the author. Author's note, 272 pp. Dust jacket art by Earl Keleny. ISBN: 0-312-113323.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 44610
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