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  • Bell, Madison Smartt.
    WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1985. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Southern author's second novel - a story of terrorism in New York City. Bell was probably the most established of the authors who were selected by Granta magazine in the late 1990's as the best young writers in the United States. A presentation copy INSCRIBED on the title page ("Come back to see us. Letter soon (he promised.: Hope you like this one." Laid in is a 2 page typed chatty letter -"have been saving these items for months, as you can tell. Took me a while to read Madison's book, but found it much better than the first, which is to be expected..." 322 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-3773.

    Condition: Good in very good dust jacket (slight spine slant. )

    Book ID: 36699
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  • Bell, Madison Smartt.
    WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Penguin, (1986). Southern author's second novel - a story of terrorism in New York City. Bell was probably the most established of the authors who were selected by Granta magazine in the late 1990's as the best young writers in the United States. A title in the "Contemporary American Fiction" series. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0093303.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40768
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  • WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1985. Hardcover - Southern author's second novel - a story of terrorism in New York City. Bell was probably the most established of the authors who were selected by Granta magazine in the late 1990's as the best young writers in the United States. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-3773.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings and missing front endpaper, but overall tight and clean, lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49300
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  • UNDERSTORY: The 1996 Morse Poetry Prize. by Boisseau, Michelle (introduced by Molly Peacock.)
    Boisseau, Michelle (introduced by Molly Peacock.)
    UNDERSTORY: The 1996 Morse Poetry Prize.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Boston: Northeastern University Press, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - The 1996 Morse Poetry Prize winner selected and introduced by Molly Peacock. A presentation copy SIGNED on the title page and also INSCRIBED to a well-known poet "in admiration" and dated in 1999. 67 pp. ISBN: 1555532861.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55435
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  • LESSER GOODS and Other Poems. by Britten, Coburn.
    Britten, Coburn.
    LESSER GOODS and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Tenth Avenue Editions, (1987) dj. SIGNED first edition - His third collection of poems, many which reflect his life on a New Jersey farm. A presentation copy INSCRIBED on the half title page (to another poet) "Ain't that some corn!" (referring to the photograph on the front cover) and dated in the year of publication. 61 pp. ISBN: 0-863161065.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed white wrappers in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63486
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  • THE ENGLEWOOD READINGS. by Clarke, Terence; illustrated by Cathleen Daly.
    Clarke, Terence; illustrated by Cathleen Daly.
    THE ENGLEWOOD READINGS.

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

    Paradise, California: Dustbooks, 1976. SIGNED first edition - A collection of poems, with drawings and cover design by Cathleen Daly. A presentation copy INSCRIBED on the title page "for Tom - with many thanks for such good design" and signed by both the author and the illustrator. Designed at Mason Street Press, San Francisco. 66 pp. ISBN: 0-913218294.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69607
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  • MOIRA by Cole, Norma
    Cole, Norma
    MOIRA

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    np: O Books, 1995. SIGNED first edition - The poet's sixth book. INSCRIBED on the title page to another noted poet and literay critic. 81 pp. . ISBN: 1882022289.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63283
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  • SAN FRANCISCO TALES. by Dobie, Charles Caldwell. Introduction by Katharine Fullerton Gerould.
    Dobie, Charles Caldwell. Introduction by Katharine Fullerton Gerould.
    SAN FRANCISCO TALES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1935. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A presentation copy INSCRIBED by author on front free endpaper - "To Lewis Martin from his friend" and dated in New York in 1936. A collection of short stories with an introduction by Katharine Fullerton Gerould. 373 pp.

    Condition: Good in brown cloth with gold lettering (lettering on spine is rubbed, sides of spine beginning to fray.)

    Book ID: 55513
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  • WAGONS IN THE WIND. by Jones, J. Payne.
    Jones, J. Payne.
    WAGONS IN THE WIND.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Exposition Press (1953) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel, set in Cheyenne country on the frontier. A presentation copy INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To - - - Best regards, your uncle J. Payne Jones" 225 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (wear to top of spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 53082
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  • DOROTHY AND AGATHA. by Larsen, Gaylord.
    Larsen, Gaylord.
    DOROTHY AND AGATHA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fun bibliomystery - Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie, members of the Detection Club, join forces to solve a murder. Set in England in the years between the wars, the "Golden Age of Detective Fiction." A presentation copy, warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page "To - - - It has been great singing with you - Now try to solve this by page 214! with love" 234 pp. ISBN: 0-52524865X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68280
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  • A DIFFERENT PERSON: A Memoir. by Merrill, James.
    Merrill, James.
    A DIFFERENT PERSON: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A great American poet - winner of every major prize America can offer its poets, from the Pulitzer to the Bollingen-opens his life to us in a memoir that puts wit, sensibility, and elegance of mind to the service of unflinching autobiographical truth." A presentation copy, INSCRIBED on the title page "with love to J -- from her old neighbor." 271 pp. ISBN: 0-679-423176.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some rubbing to the folds of the dj.)

    Book ID: 56637
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  • KHAN PHANTOM EMPEROR OF 1940. by Oliver, Jerome (1886 - ?)
    Oliver, Jerome (1886 - ?)
    KHAN PHANTOM EMPEROR OF 1940.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: J. C. Reklar & Co / Cosmopolitan, (1934) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A near future novel of a world in which a modern Khan appears, "not less cruel than Ghengis," who almost succeeds in establishing a world empire. The author's prologue discusses the state of the world in 1934, and its unreadiness for war, but he sees communism as a greater threat than Hitler, and in fact credits Hitler for keeping Germany from becoming a communistic state. A presentation copy, very personally INSCRIBED on a blank preliminary page "To Sylvia Zaro, in memory of the day when I wrote the first words of this work, and for the loyal friendship and undying faith in the…

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    New York: J. C. Reklar & Co / Cosmopolitan, (1934) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A near future novel of a world in which a modern Khan appears, "not less cruel than Ghengis," who almost succeeds in establishing a world empire. The author's prologue discusses the state of the world in 1934, and its unreadiness for war, but he sees communism as a greater threat than Hitler, and in fact credits Hitler for keeping Germany from becoming a communistic state. A presentation copy, very personally INSCRIBED on a blank preliminary page "To Sylvia Zaro, in memory of the day when I wrote the first words of this work, and for the loyal friendship and undying faith in the final outcome of this work. The author, Jerome Oliver, 7/12/34" Although the rear flap of the dust jacket advertises his second novel, The Ghost of Mars, that was apparently never published. 337 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (usual light toning to the pages, a small chip to the dj near the top of the spine) A scarce book, and especially so signed and in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66122
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  • THE MAP OF WHO WE ARE: A Novel. by Smith, Lawrence R.
    Smith, Lawrence R.
    THE MAP OF WHO WE ARE: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel which combines history, fantasy, and allegory as it covers one thousand years of American history including "Native American myth., Chinese alchemy, and European esotericism". An association copy, INSCRIBED to another writer on the half title page ""For --- with best wishes and blessings for the coming Great Millennial Shift" and dated in Oakland, CA in the year of publication and also SIGNED on the title page. Praise from Jim Harrison and Maxine Hong Kingston on the dust jacket. Smith was the editor the noteworthy literary journal 'Caliban.' Volume 24 in the American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series. Cover art and interior decorations by Selena L. Englehart. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-8061-29565.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55858
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  • Thompson, James Westfall (1869-1941.)
    THE LAST PAGAN: Presidential address before the Chicago Literary Club, Forty-third year, October 9. 1916.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Chicago Literary Club, 1917. First edition - One of 310 copies which were printed at the Marion Press in Jamaica, New York for the members of the club in 1917. Includes a long "Proem" and extensive notes. An association copy INSCRIBED on the cover "To Ripley Hitchcock with the compliments of James Westfall Thompson." Hitchcock (1857-1918) was an author and an editor, who edited the works of Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Crane, Zane Grey and others. Westfall was a noted historian and author himself, on the faculty of the University of Chicago at the time he gave this address. Decorative vignettes on the title page and as a tail piece. 92 pp plus the colophon.

    Condition: Good only in printed sage green wrappers - wear to both covers, but especially the rear cover which has a large triangular chip at the lower corner. The top edges of the pages are still unopened.

    Book ID: 55770
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  • COUDERT BROTHERS: A Legacy in Law: the History of AmericaÕs First International Law Firm, 1853-1993. by Veenswijk, Virginia Kays; with an introduction by Louis Auchincloss.
    Veenswijk, Virginia Kays; with an introduction by Louis Auchincloss.
    COUDERT BROTHERS: A Legacy in Law: the History of AmericaÕs First International Law Firm, 1853-1993.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Truman Talley Books / Dutton, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A history of one of the United States' oldest law firms, one which now has branches all over the world and whose story paralleled the growth of the US from a frontier country to a world power. Introduction by Louis Auchincloss. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by a descendant of the founders of the firm, Coralie Coudert Willert, "To - - whose interest in all things historical helps keep alive our current humanity. Enjoy" and dated in 1995 (she also underlined the name of Louis Leonce Coudert, 1836-1882 on page ix where a family tree appears, and noted "my great grandfather." Photographs, sources and notes, Index. ix, 448 p. ISBN: 0-525-935851.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47880
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  • THE NEXT WAR. by Weinberger, Caspar and Peter Schweizer
    Weinberger, Caspar and Peter Schweizer
    THE NEXT WAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Regnery, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Introduction by Lady Margaret Thatcher. Weinberger served as Reagan's Secretary of Defense (1981-1987) and was one of the key figures behind the "Star Wars" defensive system - in this book he looks at what he believes are the major sources of potential conflict around the world, how they might involve and impact the US, and how prepared we are or are not. A presentation copy warmly INSCRIBED on the page opposite the title page - "To -- with best wishes and in appreciation of our long friendship. Bibliography, index. xxv, 470 pp. ISBN: 0-89526-4471.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58335
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  • GOOD AS ANY: Stories. by Westmoreland, Timothy A.
    Westmoreland, Timothy A.
    GOOD AS ANY: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of eight short stories set in rural New England and rural Texas, a presentation copy, SIGNED on the title page, and very warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page to another writer, and dated in 2004. ISBN: 0-15-1008523.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48913
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  • COLD WIND FROM AACHEN. by Young, Virginia Brady.
    Young, Virginia Brady.
    COLD WIND FROM AACHEN.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Prospect, CT: The Catalyst Press, (1978). SIGNED first edition - A slim collection of poems, dedicated to her brother who was killed in action during World War II. INSCRIBED by the author inside the front cover to another poet with the comment "a fine poet" and dated in the year of publication. 32 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (name of a school stamped on front cover).

    Book ID: 79681
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